The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Provides the opportunity for students to undertake and report a small research project. This project is completed as part of their role as an intern/teacher in the school.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of educational research methods and their practical application in a school setting

2. Incorporation of a research framework into the everyday work of the teacher

3. Demonstrate valuing of research as a necessary part of the profession of teaching

4. Demonstrate the skills to carry out a research project and its reporting


Students are required to complete a small research study on a topic of educational relevance with assistance from an adviser. The research project may take any form.


To enrol in this course, students must meet the teacher education admission milestones, if commencing a teaching program from commencement of 2016.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of - Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or - 80 units of UoN courses or - Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Academic Validation, Research Proposal

Report: Research Report

Contact hours



Online 3 hour(s) per Term Full Term