Narrative and Discourse Analysis in Education

Course code EDUC6296Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores how narrative and discourse analytic approaches can be used in educational research. It will explore the emergence of narrative inquiry and discourse analysis in the social sciences, and examine the issues and debates that centre on their use as research methodologies.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. critically engage with contemporary issues and debates around narrative inquiry and discourse analysis in educational and social science research;
2. explore the ethics and use of narrative inquiry and discourse analysis as research methodologies;
3. develop a capacity for presenting and evaluating narrative and discourse analytic research; and
4. develop a capacity to design research projects based on narrative and discourse analysis.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
* Contemporary issues and debates about narrative inquiry and discourse analysis in educational and social science research.
* The ethics of narrative and discourse analysis as research methodologies.
* Narrative methods of inquiry (i.e. bibliography, auto-ethnography, collective biography, etc.)
* Discourse analytic approaches (i.e. Foucauldian, Critical Discourse Analysis, etc.)
* Research design.
* Approaches to presenting narrative and discourse analytic research.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: 50% (approx: 2,500 words)

Evaluating narrative based inquiry.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2: 50% (approx: 2,500 words)

Designing narrative based research.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term