Project in Literacy Intervention

Subject EDUC90204 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Prerequisites: None
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, 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 Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

This subject arises out of the work in subjects of the department and which involves study of an aspect of the student's professional work. The nature of the Integrative Study is determined through consultation with staff.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Identify the key features of an action research study; to ask a worthwhile research question, collect credible evidence to answer the question, analyse the data and use the evidence to guide further improvement in teaching.
  • Comprehend the key concepts in an action research, such as intervention, data, dependent, independent and confounding variables, observable change in skill, types of measurement ('interval' measurement, 'ordinal' measurement and nominal or categorical measurement), pilot research study, contextualising an intervention, empirical scaffolding of learning.
  • Apply the steps in action research to investigate the efficacy of a literacy teaching procedure. This includes literature review, identification of a researchable issue, research question, selection of appropriate task measures and experimental design, implementation of study and collection and analysis of clinical evidence, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of the data collected and recommendations for future study.
  • Write a report that documents the intervention, what was done, the indicators of student progress, the outcomes, how you would recommend its future use.
  • Identify strategies for communicating the outcomes of the study in a school context.

A written paper of 8,000 words (100 per cent).

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Early Literacy Intervention

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