EDUC 7061ANA - Education Major Project Part 1

Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre - Quadmester 3 - 2015

The project reports on a research project of secondary data, or a small primary data study, conducted with the guidance of an academic supervisor in conjunction with a literature review. 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 regular discussions between the supervisor and the student.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 7061ANA
    Course Education Major Project Part 1
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Quadmester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions Students must complete EDUC 7061BNA
    Course Description The project reports on a research project of secondary data, or a small primary data study, conducted with the guidance of an academic supervisor in conjunction with a literature review. 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 regular discussions between the supervisor and the student.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Julie Matthews

    Dr Julia Miller, julia.miller@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The learning outcomes for this course are similar to those in Educational Inquiry (EDUC 7001), but revolve around a final dissertation rather than a research proposal.

    1 Develop and apply students’ understanding of the nature and process of research
    2 Develop students’ ability to select a research project topic, plan a research project, develop researchable questions and communicate these issues clearly in oral and written form
    3 Develop students’ understanding of the relationship of theory, knowledge and practice as it is applied to contemporary research in education and their ability to explain these relationships in oral and written form
    4 Further develop students’ ability to critically review and evaluate educational literature
    5 Develop students’ ability to select and apply a research design, as well as data collection and evaluation instruments (both qualitative and quantitative), in harmony with a chosen paradigm
    6 Further develop students’ ability to evaluate research according to standards of validity, reliability and ethics
    7 Develop students’ ability to write and present a well-designed research project
    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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 4, 6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5, 7
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 7
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5, 6, 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 3, 6
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There are no required resources, but it is recommended that you refer to the coursebook for the Educational Inquiry topic:

    Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2011). Research methods in education (7th ed.). London, UK: Routledge.
    Recommended Resources
    Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2011). Research methods in education (7th ed.). London, UK: Routledge.

    Online Learning
    Additional course-related material is available through MyUni, and course materials will be added regularly.

    You are also encouraged to take part in discussion with other students and the lecturer via the MyUni discussion board.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    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

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

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

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    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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