Leading Educational Research

Subject EDUC90786 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 15-Apr-2016
Teaching Period 29-Apr-2016 to 11-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Jul-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 18-Apr-2016
Census Date 06-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 17-Jun-2016

Pre-teaching period:

During the pre-teaching period, students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to the Master of Instructional Leadership (MC-INSLEAD)

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

A recognised teaching qualification

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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Helen Stokes



Subject Overview:

This is the first of two subjects that Master of Instructional Leadership students complete as part of their (AQF) Capstone experience. The subject will provide an introduction to approaches to conducting evidence-based research in educational settings. This will include: guiding students through critical evaluation of relevant literature, the purposes and characteristics of qualitative and quantitative methodologies for data collection and the procedures and processes for executing a research project including ethical, design and analysis considerations, Students working in groups will develop short research proposals and present these proposals as part of the subject.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students will acquire skills in the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the processes to conduct evidence based educational research
  • Participate in reflective and critical discussion of current issues in research in education
  • Identify and research an area of educational interest in their professional setting.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with methodological perspectives and appropriateness of methods chosen to address a research area in an educational setting
  • Develop presentation skills

There are three assessment tasks:

  • Research proposal (2,000 words) Due mid Semester 40%
  • Literature review on project area (3,000 words) Due end semester 60%

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% 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
Related Course(s): Master of Instructional Leadership

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