EDUC 4213 - Education Research Skills

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Education Research Skills will build on your learning in Research as Teaching Practice (EDUC 2002), to develop the ways that you facilitate secondary student research skills, including in the senior years. The course prompts thinking about research approaches, including Indigenous approaches, that lead to sustainable practices, the use of information and communication technologies, and the development of literacy and numeracy when secondary students work in inquiry mode. You will apply your understanding of research-based learning practices in secondary school during the Professional Placement and report your findings after the placement.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 4213
    Course Education Research Skills
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites EDUC 1001, EDUC 1100, EDUC 2001, EDUC 2002, EDUC 3003, EDUC 3006
    Assessment Multimedia sequence for literacy and numeracy development, Report: accounts and analyses, Plan for facilitating research-based learning for diverse learners
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr John Willison

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    COurse Learning Outcomes APSTs (Graduate)
    1. Identify skills, challenges, and solutions to assist secondary years’ students to use reliable academic sources and pose researchable questions that are respectful of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, languages and research practices.

    1.1,1.4, 1.5, 2.4
    2. As a team, identify skills, challenges and solutions for the  development of secondary years’ student literacy and numeracy that is  relevant to each Learning Areas yet with holistic effects.

    1.5, 2.5
    3. Identify skills, challenges, and solutions to aid secondary students  to develop of critical and creative thinking in specific contexts.

    4. Identify and apply strategies in assisting secondary students to be persistent and resilient with their inquiry learning

    3.3, 6.4.
    5. Design learning opportunities in which secondary students acknowledge respectful ownership of research (ethics).

    1.3, 1.5
    6. Outline approaches that assist secondary students to identify skills, challenges, and
    solutions in using a range of information technology for research.

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All course readings will be available through Myuni
    Recommended Resources
    All course readings will be available through Myuni
    Online Learning
    All course readings and online activities will be available through Myuni
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    All tutorials will be facet-to-face only, dues to registration requirmentsfrom the Teachers' Registration Board.

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

    This course requires 148 hours of work, based on tutorial attendance, readings, discussion board entries and assignments
    Learning Activities Summary
    Available on Myuni
    Specific Course Requirements
    This course runs just before (weeks 1-4) and just after (Weeks 9-12) your final professional experience placement and must be completed in conjunction with the placement.
  • 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
    Assignment 1: Embedding literacy and numeracy in a lesson-sequence for inquiry learning

    Summative 30% 2,3, 6
    Assignment 2A: Professional Experience accounts and analyses.

    Summative 20% 1,4,5
    Assignment 2B: Facilitating Research-based learning for diverse learners.

    Summative 40% 1,4,5
    Participation in tutorial discussion groups Formative and summative 10% 1,2,3,4,5,6

    Assessment Related Requirements
    Assignments 2 A and 2B will draw on your Professional Placement Experience from Weeks 5 to Week 8. You will write an account of a critical learning incident that you will utilise in Assigment 2.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment Detail will be available on myuni
    All submissions will be through Turnitin in Myuni portal
    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.

  • Student Feedback

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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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