Professional Project (DEd)

Subject EDUC90318 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: By arrangement with supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Assoc Prof David Beckett


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Subject Overview: In consultation with a supervisor, the student will design and undertake a project that investigates some aspect of their professional practice. Examples of what a professional project might be are: an action research project implementing an innovation in teaching pedagogy; evaluation of a new school administrative structure; designing, implementing and evaluating a new curriculum; etc.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to :
  • frame a topic for investigation with regard to their professional practice:
  • survey the literature relevant to their topic;
  • develop an appropriate methodology for the investigation;
  • analyse the data arising from the study;
  • write up the project in an appropriate way.
Assessment: A project report of 15,000 words
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to define an area requiring investigation,
  • Synthesis and critical analysis of research literature relating to a topic;
  • Ability to design and implement a study of an area of professional practice;
  • Ability to produce a sustained piece of academic writing
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Related Course(s): Doctor of Education

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