Conducting Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
In this course participants learn about contemporary and emerging qualitative research approaches to inquire into a professional issue of their choice. The course includes the opportunity to design and implement a small scale early childhood investigation using qualitative methods such as researching with children, participatory action research, community development as research, or visual research methods. The project is based on a critical review of the literature conducted in EDUC6264. This course enables participants to engage with the idea of becoming a teacher researcher and provides them with theoretical and practical tools to do that. There will be also opportunity to practice that in the course with the mentoring of the lecturer.
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. Investigate a selected research method in depth and apply it to a workplace-based project focused on teacher change.
2. Study processes and practices suitable for teacher led research.
3. Investigate an issue in the workplace.
4. Write a professional publication suitable for potential publication.
|Content||The following list indicates indicative course content:
- Writing a research question.
- Selecting a research method.
- Designing and implementing a teacher change project.
- Data collection.
- Data analysis.
- Dissemination of research for a public audience.
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 5 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 7 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for EDUC6265|