Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours consisting of three campus-based seminars (approximately 9 hours) and three online modules (approximately 9 hours). |
Total Time Commitment:
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.
Study Period Commencement:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|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.
Education Student Centre
234 Queensberry Street
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This is the second in a series of subjects that all Master of Teaching students complete as part of their Capstone experience. Master of Teaching Primary students complete two 6.25 point subjects (Researching Education Practice Prim A and B) followed by a 12.5 point subject Education Research Project.
Incorporating campus-based seminars and online modules, Researching Education Practice Prim A and B will introduce students to different approaches to teacher led research and examine the important role of research in enabling educators to transform educational practices. Topics that will be examined include: undertaking ethical teacher research; accessing, gathering and critically analysing evidence from primary and secondary sources; writing up research, and; translating research into practice. Together these topic areas will provide students with the confidence, knowledge and skills to plan and carry out their own small-scale investigations for their Capstone project and future professional work.
The specific focus of Researching Education Practice Part B will be on assisting students to become critical consumers of education research and the steps that are taken to be producers of knowledge about learning and teaching. Other topics that will be covered include: how to conduct interviews; different forms of observation based research, and; different approaches to data analysis. Students will also produce a research proposal for their capstone project.
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates should be able to:
There is one assessment task:
The hurdle requirement is:
O’Toole, J., & Beckett, D. (2010), Educational Research – Creative Thinking & Doing, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will have knowledge and skills that will enable them to:
|Links to further information:||http://education.unimelb.edu.au/|
Master of Teaching (Primary) |
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