1 EDUC9761 - Approaches to Research 2 1 of EDUC9856, EDUC9857 Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
In this topic students will undertake an independent research study in an area of education. Students undertaking a specialisation will select a topic within their specialised area of study. Students will examine contemporary research involving a selected area of interest to address educational issue/s and to identify an area for a research project. They will critically examine recent literature, engage in debate and reflection, and develop and apply their knowledge to plan, conduct and report a research project in their chosen area of interest.
This topic aims to:
foster inquiry as an essential educational practice
improve students' research skills and ability to critically evaluate literature
enable students to apply skills and knowledge relating to an area of educational theory or practice
encourage students to generate researchable questions in an area of current interest in educational theory, policy or practice
enable students to undertake an in-depth research study in an area of education
improve students' ability to construct, test and defend an argument
enable students to report research findings
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:
examine current literature in the field of education with an informed, critical perspective
formulate research questions to investigate issues of interest and/or current concern in education
apply research principles and methods in the evaluation and design of research into a current educational issue
generate detailed proposal for educational research, including consideration of ethical research standards, methods and timelines
undertake and report on a substantial independent research project
communicate findings from analysis and synthesis of reading and personal research using high standards of academic literacy.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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