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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 engage in academic research in a specified discipline area through the completion under guidance of a thesis. This unit comprises the third and final part of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) program.

Unit content

With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics:

  • Thesis planning
  • Literature review
  • Planning and conducting a research project
  • Applying relevant methodologies and methods
  • Writing a draft thesis
  • Completing a thesis for submission
  • Disseminating findings in a research presentation
  • Publication

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 demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in education, with advanced understanding in at least one area of investigation
2 demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education
3 practise ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
4 demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
5 create a thesis that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
6 exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
7 disseminate findings in diverse contexts

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

  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in education, with advanced understanding in at least one area of investigation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. practise ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. create a thesis that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. disseminate findings in diverse contexts
    • GA1:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.