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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Focuses on preparing for the Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) seminar and proposal which is a significant milestone in the EdD. It also focuses on issues such as the ethical conduct of research. Upon successful Confirmation, students are then supported by their supervisors in undertaking their research.

Unit content

Articulation and design of a research aim and objectives, addressing significant gaps in research;
Development of a theoretical framing and research methodology; and
Development of a feasible research proposal that substantially contributes to original and new knowledge.
 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1articulate a sophisticated research aim and corresponding objectivesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2develop a theoretical framework clearly aligned to a research aim/problemIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3design a research methodology articulating ethical practicesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4detail research plan with a feasible timelineKnowledge of a discipline
5write and present a Confirmation of Candidature research proposal and seminarIntellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate a sophisticated research aim and corresponding objectives
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. develop a theoretical framework clearly aligned to a research aim/problem
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. design a research methodology articulating ethical practices
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. detail research plan with a feasible timeline
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. write and present a Confirmation of Candidature research proposal and seminar
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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