Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total commitment
50 points of study in the DEd course.
|Corequisites:|| You must take the following subject in the same study period |
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|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.|
CoordinatorProf Lyn Yates
ContactEducation Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||This subject focuses on issues involved in designing and carrying out a thesis in the field of education. It assumes (and is different from) previous study of research methodology; and is intended to be undertaken in conjunction with working with their supervisor to develop their D Ed thesis proposal. In the Doctoral Research Seminar, students will consider the nature and role of a thesis project in the context of the professional and disciplinary constitution of the field of education. In this subject, students will consider questions not able to be technically defined in either methodology texts or doctoral regulations: what constitutes an adequate 'contribution to knowledge"? what voice is appropriate in the thesis writing? How is the scope of a literature review constructed? How do newcomer researchers learn to position themselves in the field? What identity demands are implicit in the task of producing a thesis? This doctoral research seminar will function alongside the preparation of the thesis proposal as a forum for students to reflect on the field they are entering and to build tacit as well as explicit knowledge about what is needed in undertaking their thesis project|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
|Assessment:||20 minute seminar presentation (40 per cent); Written assignment(s) totalling 3000 words (60 per cent)|
|Prescribed Texts:||Yates, L. (2004), What does good education research look like? Situating a field and its practices. Maidenhead: Open University Press.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.education.unimelb.edu.au|
Doctor of Education |
Doctor of Education
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