EDUC 7031 - Education Major Project (6 Unit)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

The project reports on a research project of secondary data, or a small primary data study not requiring ethics approval, conducted with the guidance of an academic supervisor. You will critically analyse and evaluate existing knowledge about a problem in order to investigate the problem. Your conclusions may include implications for better educational practice and further research studies. Progress will be monitored through weekly meetings between the supervisor and the student

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 7031
    Course Education Major Project (6 Unit)
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites EDUC 7054
    Assumed Knowledge EDUC 7020 or EDUC 7021
    Restrictions Available to MEd or MTeach students only
    Assessment Major project 10,000 words (100%)
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Edward Palmer

    Dr I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan
    Associate Head (International)
    School of Education
    The University of Adelaide
    AUSTRALIA 5005
    Ph    : +61 8 8313 5788
    Fax   : +61 8 8313 3604
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1 Gather, form and critique knowledge from research studies
    2 Identify and investigate a research problem
    3 Apply an appropriate research design and associated methods rigorously
    4 Conduct the research project in an ethical fashion
    5 Draw appropriate conclusions and indicate the significance of the findings for educational practice and research
    6 Report the research in a scholarly fashion appropriate to the disciplinary area
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2, 3, 6

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1, 5, 6

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.


    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    1, 2, 5, 6

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1, 2, 4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    In consultation with your supervisor you will undertake readings from professional and academic sources related to your research problem, the design and methods of your project, and any other specific readings required to complete the project.

    For additional guidance on research methodology and structure, please utilize your earlier readings for Educational Inquiry and other research methodology courses you have attended.
    Recommended Resources
    Not Applicable
    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 and or online meetings with supervisors.

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

    This is a 6-unit topic and thus anticipates a 50% of a full time (38 hours) workload.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Not Applicable.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Not Applicable.
  • 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
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    8-9,000 word dissertation Dissertation 100% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Not Applicable.
    Assessment Detail
    Detailed requirements of your project 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.
    Submission dates will be made available on MyUni and submissions will be uploaded on MyUni.
    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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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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