Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


This course is designed to wrap around the Internship, or provide a stand-alone research component. Students will display an advanced level of scholarship with regards to a specified educational site and in a nominated area of pedagogical practice, curriculum or policy. Students will typically critically analyse their own pedagogical practice and/or synthesise a range of documentation, drawing upon deep theoretical and contextual knowledge of their chosen topic. The course will culminate in a symposium where students will present their findings.



  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Select appropriate research methods and methodology depending on the context of the research;

2. Demonstrate advanced understanding and/or skills in a specified pedagogical area;

3. Work effectively with a research mentor and/or critical friend;

4. Develop a research or skills based paper.


This course introduces students to:

  1. Research methods focusing on participatory action research and documentation analysis;
  2. Identifying an education issue, designing and developing a research proposal;
  3. Structuring an extended research paper;
  4. Working in partnerships to develop advanced writing skills.


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

Assumed knowledge

Previous Professional Experience in schools and child care, Minimum of two 4000 level education courses and EDUC4940 (First research course)

Assessment items

Project: Essays/Written Assignments

Written Assignment: Poster and Essays/Written Assignments

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 17 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.