Negotiated Project in Student Wellbeing

Subject EDUC90254 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 20-Jul-2016
Teaching Period 22-Jul-2016 to 15-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 02-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 20-Jul-2016
Census Date 12-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours research seminars.
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours


For students not enrolled in the Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) the permission of the course coordinator Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) is required in order to enrol in this subject.

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 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:


Ms Elizabeth Freeman


Subject Overview:

This subject comprises the [AQF] Capstone experience for this course. Drawing on theory, knowledge and skills developed throughout the Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) students will complete an individually negotiated project in which they undertake a workplace project, or an approved relevant educational experience. On completion of the prerequisite subject, EDUC90629 “Leading Change for Student Wellbeing”, students will be required to submit a project proposal (hurdle requirement) for approval by the beginning of the semester. During the project students will be expected to undertake independent work on their project, act as a peer consultant to a fellow student, and attend seminars focusing on relevant project methodologies and the project progress. The Capstone project will culminate with students synthesizing their project findings in a written report incorporating a reflection on the key learnings gained from their studies in the Master of Education (Student Wellbeing). Students will also provide an oral presentation of their findings (hurdle requirement).

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • use action research to develop, implement and evaluate an improvement in an educational setting;
  • appropriately apply knowledge of interpersonal communication and problem solving, interpersonal behaviour, group dynamics and program development and evaluation to the change process in an educational setting;
  • use peer consultancy skills to support and challenge peers undertaking school improvement
  • critically reflect on personal effectiveness in a change agent role.

There are two assessment tasks:

  • Literature Review (3000 words), due mid-semester, 30%
  • Final Project Report (7000 words), due end of semester, 70%

There are two hurdle requirements:

  • Project Proposal (500 words) due by beginning of semester
  • 20 minute oral presentation at end of semester

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.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • design, conduct and report original research;
  • demonstrate intellectual integrity and embrace the ethics of scholarship in an original research project;
  • work collaboratively with colleagues in school improvement initiatives that require teamwork;
  • manage time effectively in the conduct of self-directed project work;
  • report and disseminate project findings in effective oral and written presentations.
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Related Course(s): Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)

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