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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Provides students with a scaffolded and supervised opportunity to conduct and complete an original research project. Presented as a written thesis in Education, the research project will build on a foundational literature review and research design developed in previous units. Students complete a total of 6 thesis units.

Unit content

Orientation: Retrospective and Planning
Module 1. Questions, Aims and Objectives
Module 2. Literature Review
Module 3. Theory and Methodology: Data Collection and Analysis
Module 4. Findings and Results
Module 5. Discussion and Conclusions
Module 6. References, Formatting, Editing and Submission

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.

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
2 demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education
3 demonstrate ethical and appropriate ways to conceptualise, collect, analyse, evaluate and present data
4 demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge 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
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education
  3. demonstrate ethical and appropriate ways to conceptualise, collect, analyse, evaluate and present data
  4. demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge in diverse contexts

Prescribed texts

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