Research Project (Learning Outcomes)

Subject EDUC90824 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 72 hours
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, February, July
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

In this subject, participants implement a research project allowing them to undertake a yearlong study of their classroom students’ progress. They are required to analyse and review student performance data and explore the impact of the various teaching and learning strategies on student achievement.

Throughout the year participants receive ongoing supervision from a member of academic staff through campus or school based group workshops. The research project culminates with participants synthesizing the findings of their research in a written form such as a conference paper, journal article or report. They are also expected to report findings to their school community.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, participants should be able to:

  • Carry out a substantial research-based project
  • Demonstrate capacity to improve student achievement, engagement and retention
  • Demonstrate capacity to lead and manage change through collaboration with others
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues associated with practitioner research
  • Analyse data and synthesize research findings
  • Report research findings in written and verbal forms
  • Use research findings to advance education theory and practice.

  • Preliminary Report (2,000 words) due end Semester 2, 20%
  • Research Project (6,000 words) due end of Summer semester, 80%

Hurdle – Oral presentation of the report to relevant members the school community

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.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, participants will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Apply critical thinking skills
  • Apply foundational research skills to address a research question
  • Demonstrate planning, time and change management skills
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Undertake research independently
  • Demonstrate a capacity to communicate research results clearly, comprehensively and persuasively.

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