Teacher as Researcher ECP (8828.2)
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|Faculty Of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
|Academic Program Area - Education
|Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit introduces the beginning teacher to the concept of teacher as researcher and as such introduces foundation educational research understanding and practices. The unit provides an opportunity to investigate some different approaches to enquiry, and to learn about specific methods of data collection and analysis. It enables the student to identify, develop, implement and report on a professional research-type activity.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how research and enquiry is part of educational professional's role;
2. Plan a small scale enquiry using to demonstrate a beginning understanding of research methodologies; and
3. Engage in research activity relevant to professional interests.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
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
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
CorequisitesEnrolment in a Teaching course.
Incompatible unitsThis unit is not open to students who have passed 6891 Curriculum Studies.
Assumed knowledgeExperience from professional placements. Normally this unit is taken in the last year of the teacher preparation course.
|Teaching start date
Kervin, L., Vialle, W., Herrington, J., & Okely, T. (2016). Research for educators, 2nd ed. South Melbourne: Thomson.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Late submission of assignments:
The late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in the assignment not being marked and zero being recorded for that particular assignment. In extenuating circumstances a late submission may be considered upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Documentary evidence will be expected for an extension to be granted.
It should be noted that such documentation will be considered but will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Responsibility for understanding:
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 Unit Convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation.
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students undertaking this unit will have a basic level of technology competence that includes electronic manipulation of documents, word processing, internet and data base searches.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit is based on the concepts social constructivism - where collaborative learning is a process of peer interaction that is mediated and structured by the teacher. The unit also views research as an emancipatory project in dealing with the complexities of teaching and learning. This unit introduces students to the concept of teacher as researcher and as such introduces foundation educational research understanding and practices in a school-based setting.
Research Led/Based Education:
This unit involves research-led/based education and work-integrated learning. The unit is taught by Dr Bernard Brown. Students are encouraged to think deeply, develop their knowledge and apply their skills to educational research that informs practice and vice versa.
Provision of information to the group:
Notifications through the Moodle Announcements Forum or the Moodle Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check announcements on the Unit's Moodle website (Moodle forum messages are also emailed to students email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Moodle discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account:
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their University email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed. The participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
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