Project on Teaching and Learning

Subject EDUC90517 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 contact hours and approximately 6 hours in negotiated meetings
Total Time Commitment:

6 contact hours; approximately 6 hours in negotiated meetings; approximately 108 non-contact hours.

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.


You must have successfully completed the following subject prior to enrolling in this subject:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

You must also complete one of the following elective subjects, concurrently prior to, EDUC00517 Project on Teaching & Learning:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Experience in a university environment is recommended.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


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Subject Overview:

This subject provides participants with the opportunity to investigate an aspect of teaching and learning of mutual interest to them and to their departments. Supported by workshops, individual mentors and networks, each participant develops a complete and viable research proposal in an area of relevance to teaching and learning in their department/faculty. The completed report may subsequently be used as the basis for an application for funding and/or further research studies such as a Masters-level research project.


At the completion of the subject, participants should have developed:

  • skills in planning and developing a detailed proposal for research in higher education;
  • a research interest in relation to teaching and learning;
  • detailed knowledge of the research literature in one area of teaching and learning;
  • links with senior colleagues based on a common interest in teaching-related issues.

There are two related tasks:

1) A problem statement and associated literature review (2000 words, due mid-semester) (30 per cent and hurdle requirement)

2) A complete research proposal (4000 word, due end of semester) (70 per cent).

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • apply theories and principles to specific teaching and learning contexts;
  • access, evaluate and utilise relevant research literature;
  • identify areas which would benefit from sustained investigation, possibly 'problems' to be solved and;
  • present findings in a succinct written format.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

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