1 x 2-hour supervised study fortnightly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ EDUC9724A - Dissertation in Education (4.5/18 units)
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Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDES9009E, EDES9009F, EDES9009G, EDES9009H, EDES9009I has been successfully completed
Course context

This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.

Topic description

This topic affords students the opportunity of applying research techniques to an issue in or related to education. The emphasis in the dissertation is on the development of skills in the form of research and report writing. The principal outcome of the Dissertation is that graduates will conduct research with an aim to make an original contribution to an area of educational knowledge, policy, practice or management. The research is supervised and results in a report.

Educational aims

The dissertation aims to:

  • Assist students through supervision in the undertaking of a piece of independent research
  • Give students the opportunity to apply research techniques to an issue in education
  • Allow students to further develop their research and report writing skills
  • Provide an opportunity for students to develop and report on a research project that will make an original contribution to an area of educational knowledge, policy, practice or management
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Prepare a research proposal
  2. Conduct a literature review
  3. Produce a piece of academic research
  4. Demonstrate a capacity for independent self-directed learning

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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