Conducting Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education
|Course code EDUC6265||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
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.
Available in 2014
|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||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6265|