EDUC 7030 - Education Minor Project (3 Unit)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This course consists of a survey and review of the literature relating to some aspect of the theory and practice of education arising out of one of the earlier Masters coursework courses completed. Students will present a topic proposal which will be discussed with a supervisor who will recommend appropriate reading. Progress will be monitored through regular discussions between the supervisor and the student.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 7030
    Course Education Minor Project (3 Unit)
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact One on one contact with supervisor
    Incompatible Research Processes
    Assumed Knowledge Completion of Research Design/ Educational Inquiry
    Restrictions Available to existing M Ed students only, new students from 2014 must take 6 unit project or higher
    Course Description This course consists of a survey and review of the literature relating to some aspect of the theory and practice of education arising out of one of the earlier Masters coursework courses completed. Students will present a topic proposal which will be discussed with a supervisor who will recommend appropriate reading. Progress will be monitored through regular discussions between the supervisor and the student.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Robert Matthews

    Room 8.16, Nexus 10 Building, 10 Pulteney St, Adelaide.
    Ph 8313 0488.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Submit research proposal prior to first week of semester using the form downloaded from MyUni.

    By approaximately the end of the first week of semester, you will be provided with your supervisors name and requested to arrange a meeting time with them.

    Due to the nature of this course being run through negotiation with your supervisor, only broad indication of timeframes are possible. It is your supervisors responsibility to specify meeting times and frequency in negotiation with you.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of the unit, you should have built your capabilities as a reflective practitioner and effective communicator to demonstrate skills in:
    1. Gathering, forming and critiquing knowledge from quality peer reviewed articles supporting a specific field of interest.
    2. Synthesising information and articulating the result with respect to a specific field of interest.
    3. Demonstrating clear and deep understandings across a specified field of interest.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 & 3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1 & 2
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    In consultation with your supervisor you will undertake readings from professional and academic sources related to your research problem, and then synthesise into a sensible overview of the topic.
    The prescribed texts from the course: Educational Inquiry, are essential support for this process.
    Recommended Resources
    Your supervisor will provide additional relevant materials to assist your process.
    Online Learning
    You are required to have online access to library databases electronic material, journal articles and the skills to search effectively.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Face-to-face meetings with supervisors.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    This is a 3-unit topic and thus anticipates a 25% of a full time (38 hours) workload.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Not Applicable
    Specific Course Requirements
    Not Applicable.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    By its research nature, dialogue with supervisor is an inherent small discovery process.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their knowledge of the chosen area/topic of study, highlight and situate their work in a broader context of research literature and most importantly demonstrate a capacity of critical reflection to undertake educational research.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Not Applicable.
    Assessment Detail
    Detailed requirements of the literature review will be provided through dialogue with supervisor.

    A comprehensive rubric may be downloaded from MyUni that will provide guidance on points to cover for assessment.
    Submit an electronic copy to your supervisor for grading (via email attachment) by the due date.  They may ask for a hard copy in addition.

    Due Date:  June 27th.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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