Teacher as Researcher SEC (8829.2)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education, Science, Technology & Maths|
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|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
PrerequisitesCompletion of one of the following units:
8838 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Creative and Performing Arts);
8840 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (English);
8841 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Health and Physical Education);
8842 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Lote);
8843 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Mathematics);
8844 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Science);
8845 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Sose);
8846 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Technology - Design).
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.
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Kervin, L., Vialle, W., Herrington, J., & Okely, T. (2006). Research for educators. South Melbourne: Thomson.
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 (e.g. medical certificate).
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.
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