Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1a Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1b Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1c Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1d Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1e Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1f Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1h Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1j Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1k Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1l Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1m Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MEDUOS-Master of Education
1o Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1p Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1q Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1r Admission into MCPEPA-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1s Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
2 Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
2a Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
2b Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2c Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3 EDES9402 - Psychology and Instruction
3a 2.0000000000 of EDUC9733, EDUC9734
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c))) and ((3 or 3a))
Enrolment not permitted
EDES9403 has been successfully completed
Topic description
In this topic students will examine in depth a problem which has emerged in the literature of cognition and instruction. Students will examine contemporary research involving the use of cognitive psychology to address educational issues. Students will prepare a literature review in a given area and will become familiar with research techniques used in that area.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • foster research-informed enquiry, critical analysis, synthesis, evaluation and reflection as essential educational practices;

  • further extend students' ability to critically review and evaluate research literature in the fields of research methods, and cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • extend students' abilities to design a research investigation based upon a synthesis of extant research literature in association with an identified teaching-learning problem;

  • extend students' abilities to generate an in-depth literature review, in the appropriate academic style, which critically reviews and evaluates a selected set of academic literature;

  • develop advanced capabilities for self-regulated learning;

  • lead improvements in professional decision making;

  • lead the informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global;

  • translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion, research and writing into educational practices;

  • lead the dissemination of knowledge gained from reading, discussion, research and writing to professional colleagues;

  • lead interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and work collaboratively;

  • lead informed, constructive debate;

  • engage in and lead professional reflective practice.
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:

  • demonstrate extended knowledge of contemporary research and practice in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • analyse and synthesise research procedures that can be used to address issues arising in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • design a research proposal for an independent research project in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice, including selection of research methods and design of educational interventions;

  • justify the selection of research methods for an independent, original research project;

  • contribute to informed debate about research, practice and policy in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • understand and adhere to ethical research standards and practices;

  • demonstrate high standards of academic literacy.