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Educational Investigations (9870.1)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This 6 credit point unit is a capstone to the four year degree. Students will examine issues experienced by beginning teachers, bringing together knowledge and understandings developed in their previous years of study and professional experience. Students will develop improved skills and understanding needed to resolve problem scenarios in educational settings. The results and reporting of investigations will form the basis of a celebratory poster conference.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and analyse authentic problems or issues facing beginning teachers in an educational context;

2. Propose solutions to problems/issues based on a synthesis of knowledge, experience and a critical evaluation of alternatives;

3. Demonstrate skills of problem identification and the generation of potential solutions through collaboration with peers; and

4. Appraise the work of their peers and provide meaningful feedback.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

6 hours per week.


Must have passed 72 credit points or have permission from the Unit Convener.



Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge and experience gained from engagement with the first years of the course and from a number of placements in schools.

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