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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Provides students with an opportunity to investigate an educational research problem in depth, and to present the findings as a formal thesis (also referred to as dissertation). This double-weighted unit constitutes a significant component (66%) of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) Degree.

Unit content

The topic of the thesis will be determined by negotiation between the student and supervisor. Guidelines are provided in the School of Education Honours Handbook for both the student and supervisor.

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 formulate an educational research issue or problem for further investigation
2 assess the ethical issues involved in educational research and conform to ethical principles, protocols and requirements when conducting investigations within educational contexts
3 design and apply appropriate research methodologies to investigate the identified research issue or problem
4 gather, present and analyse data addressing the identified research issue or problem
5 present the findings of the investigation in the format of a thesis to be formally examined.

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

  1. formulate an educational research issue or problem for further investigation
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    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. assess the ethical issues involved in educational research and conform to ethical principles, protocols and requirements when conducting investigations within educational contexts
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. design and apply appropriate research methodologies to investigate the identified research issue or problem
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. gather, present and analyse data addressing the identified research issue or problem
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. present the findings of the investigation in the format of a thesis to be formally examined.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.