Professional Project in TESOL/FLT PG (11394.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop and undertake an empirical, professional research project in the field of language teaching and learning relevant to their professional practice; and
2. Communicate their research project professionally.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11381 Language Teaching Methodology G AND 11382 Language Teaching Experience G
CorequisitesStudents must be enrolled in or have already passed 11389 Research Methods in Education PG.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Elke Stracke|
|2021||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 2||10 May 2021||On-Campus||Dr Elke Stracke|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||AdjProf Jeremy Jones|
|2021||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 4||27 September 2021||On-Campus||Dr Elke Stracke|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Elke Stracke|
|2022||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 2||09 May 2022||On-Campus||Dr Elke Stracke|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Eleni Petraki|
|2022||UCI - Hanoi University, Hanoi||Vietnam Period 4||26 September 2022||On-Campus||Dr Elke Stracke|
Readings are to be sourced individually by the students themselves as appropriate to their project topic. Assistance with this and recommendations and suggestions for readings will be provided during the teaching week.
In addition and depending on students' previous knowledge and research skills, the two following textbooks are strongly recommended. Students are advised to read and/or review those chapters in the books that are relevant to their needs:
- Paltridge, B. & Phakiti, A. (2015). Research methods in applied linguistics. Bloomsbury.
- Dörnyei, Z. (2007). Research methods in applied linguistics. Oxford University Press.
Another recommended text that guides novice research writers through the writing process and presentation of the project report:
- Bitchener, J. (2010). Writing an applied linguistics thesis or dissertation. Palgrave.
These recommended texts are available for loan in the HANU library. Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convenor.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
a. Students must complete every assessment item in order to pass the unit. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
b. Students should keep a copy of any assessment item that has been submitted.
c. Special consideration: In the case of illness, misadventure or unavoidable commitments, participants should contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible.
d. If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
Use of text matching software
Moderation of assignments is used in the unit to ensure consistency and transparency in marking. Sample assignments reflecting the range of grades in each assignment will be moderated. When the work of a student is awarded a mark or grade that leads to a fail grade in a unit, the work must be reassessed by a colleague in the discipline.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Students are expected to devote a total of 150 hours for the completion of this unit. The following breakdown is suggested:
- Reading, preparing for and reviewing materials: approximately 50 hours
- Attendance of the teaching block and engagement on Canvas: approximately 30 hours
- Background reading to the individual topic; research and assignment preparation (proportionate to weighting of assignments): approximately 70 hours
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Microsoft Word; Email; Internet; use of Canvas; use of the library catalogue and research databases.
The recommended textbooks are available for borrowing through the HANU library.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Format requirements for all assignments:
- Please indicat your word count on the first page of your assignment. Make sure that you stay within the word limit as indicated. Submissions below or above the allowed word count will lead to a loss of marks.
- Give your submission a title.
- Use Font 12 Times New Roman.
- Use 1.5 or double spacing and standard margins.
- Use page numbering (for the complete document, incl. references and appendix).
- Check your work carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Referencing style: APA 7th ed.; references should be listed on a separate page, following the main (but before any appendices). Only references cited in your assignment text should be listed in your reference list.
- If you have more than one appendix item, they should be numbered, follow the references, and clearly linked to the main text of the assignment.
- Submit one WORD file (not pdf).
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.