Evaluation Capstone

Subject EDUC90747 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Sessions with group supervisor as arranged
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


For semester 2, 2014, this subject is restricted to Master of Evaluation (MC-EVAL) students.

Before undertaking this subject students must have completed EDUC90713 and at least one of the following subjects: EDUC90716, MAST90070, EDUC90719, EDUC90717.

Students are advised to undertake this subject in the last semester of enrolment in the Master of Evaluation (MC-EVAL).

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


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Subject Overview:

This is the second of two subjects that students in the Master of Evaluation (MC-EVALO; MC-EVAL) complete as part of their [AQF] Capstone experience. Drawing on theory, knowledge and skills developed throughout the Master of Evaluation, students will complete an individually negotiated project in which the student undertakes a theoretical study (for example, a substantial critical review of a particular body of literature), a research or workplace project. The Capstone project will culminate with students synthesizing the findings of their work in a written form such as a journal article or report. A hurdle requirement for this subject is that students will also provide an oral presentation of their findings, which should incorporate a reflection on the key learnings and understandings they have gained from their studies in the Master of Evaluation.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students will have:

  • Carried out a substantial research or practice-based project related to the field of evaluation
  • Analysed data and synthesized research findings
  • Presented research findings in written and verbal forms
  • Produced data/findings that can be used to inform evaluation theory and practice

There are two assessment tasks:

  • A preliminary report equivalent to 1000 words indicating project progress, due mid-semester (20%)
  • A written task (such as an article or project report) equivalent to 4000 words, due end of semester (80%)

There is one hurdle requirement:

  • 20 minute oral presentation at the end of semester that provides a synthesis of the Capstone project.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills
  • Apply foundational research skills to address a research question
  • Demonstrate planning and time management skills
  • Undertake research independently
  • Demonstrate a capacity to communicate research results clearly, comprehensively and persuasively.
Links to further information: http://www.education.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Master of Evaluation
Master of Evaluation

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