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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Explores a range of research questions, literature, approaches, designs, and methods that are useful for practicing teachers and relevant to a contemporary research problem in education. Students develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and learn key research skills through the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of literature and present their findings in a format suitable for a professional audience. 

Unit content

Module 1 Research Topics, Questions and Concepts for Teachers 
 
Module 2 Finding Literature on Practice  
 
Module 3 Critiquing Literature on Practice 
 
Module 4 Understanding and Communicating Paradigms and Theories for Practice 
 
Module 5 Identifying Gaps for Improving Practice 
 
Module 6  Introducing Research Approaches and Methods for Practice 

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 locate and critique literature in education
2 identify and relate problems, theories and paradigms in education
3 formulate and write a review of literature and a research approach for a problem in educational practice
4 demonstrate organisational referencing and citation skills appropriate to support the depth and breadth of research writing required for the unit

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

  1. locate and critique literature in education
  2. identify and relate problems, theories and paradigms in education
  3. formulate and write a review of literature and a research approach for a problem in educational practice
  4. demonstrate organisational referencing and citation skills appropriate to support the depth and breadth of research writing required for the unit

Prescribed texts

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