Education Project Design PG (9797.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
|| Hangzhou, China
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will have:
1. Demonstrated an understanding of the place of educational research in professional practice and the range of ways to investigate professional and workplace issues;
2. Identified and described a project that will investigate a contemporary issue of relevance to their professional setting;
3. Researched and reviewed literature and programs relevant to the project;
4. Designed a project that uses appropriate research methods; and
5. Written a formal and detailed planning proposal.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2024||Hangzhou, China||Period 1||29 January 2024||Intensive||Dr Andrew Ross|
Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches (4th ed.). Sage Publications Inc. Chapter 1. The Selection of a Research Approach [CORE READING]
Excerpt from: Kross, J., & Giust, A. (2019). Elements of Research Questions in Relation to Qualitative Inquiry. The Qualitative Report, 24(1), 24-30. [ADDITIONAL READING]
Kumar, R. (2014). Research Methodology. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc. Chapter 3. Reviewing the literature [CORE READING]
Robson, C. (2016). Real world research: a resource for users of social research methods in applied settings (4th ed.). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley. (Chapter 10 Ethical and Political Considerations) [CORE READING]
Johnson, A. P. (2008). A short guide to action research (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. (Chapter 3 Introduction to Action Research) [CORE READING]
McLeod, S. A. (2019). Sampling Methods. Simply Psychology. https://www.simplypsychology.org/sampling.html [ADDITIONAL READING]
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 convener.
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
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass this unit.
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.
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.
Indicative hours required for this unit:
Preparation for workshops: 30 hours
Participation in class/workshops: 30 hours
Assessement task preparation 90 hours
It is expected that you will be present and actively participate in all five workshop days. 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
Participants will be expected to be familiar with use of the Canvas learning management system and with the electronic databases accessed through the University of Canberra library.
Participants will also be expected to have access to the internet and to the Zoom video conferencing application.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit provides an overview of research paradigms and methods. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to research will be examined as well as mixed methods. This unit builds on a theory of shared knowledge and investigates concepts of rigour and the significance of evidence.
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