Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC4975

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is the first of two courses that involve students in the design and conduct of an independent research project and the production of a written thesis. The project and thesis must sit within the field of educational scholarship and research.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4990. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4990 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4975.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate a capacity to conduct an independent research project.

2. Critically analyse educational research and scholarship.

3. Work effectively with a research mentor or supervisor.


Content

Topic and project focus developed in conjunciton with supervisor.


Requisite

To enrol in this course students must have completed a minimum of 240 units of undergraduate study including: EDUC1103 or EDUC2103, EDUC2102, EDUC4955 and EDUC4965.

Students must be active in one of the following programs:

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) [12366],

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) [12367],

Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities) (Honours) [12368],

Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) [12370],

Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics) (Honours) [12371,

Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours) [12372],

Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) [12373],

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) [40108],

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood) (Honours) [40109], or

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) [40110].


Assessment items

Literature Review: Literature Review *

Project: Project Methodology and methods *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Project: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Literature Review: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Individual Supervision

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

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