Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently

% = any matching topic, eg BIOL1% includes BIOL1101, BIOL1102 etc
1 Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
1a Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
1b Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1c Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1d Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1e Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1f Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1g Admission into MED%
1h Admission into MCPEPA-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1i Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
2 EDES9402 - Psychology and Instruction
2a 2.0000000000 of EDUC9733, EDUC9734
3 ^ EDUC9735 - Research Design in Cognition and Instruction
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i) and (2 or 2a) and 3)
Topic description
In this topic students will undertake a practical project that uses appropriate research methods to investigate a problem which has emerged in the area of cognition and instruction. Students will prepare a practical project report that presents their identification of the problem, their selection of appropriate research methods, their investigation, and their analysis of results.
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, evaluate and apply research literature in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • extend students' abilities to undertake an independent research investigation in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • extend students' abilities to generate a detailed research paper, in the appropriate academic style, reporting the method and results of an original investigation into a teaching-learning problem;

  • extend students' abilities to lead informed debate about future directions for research and practice in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice.

  • 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;

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

  • demonstrate extended, synthesised theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • understand and adhere to ethical research standards and practices;

  • conduct and report on an independent original research project, in the form of an educational intervention, in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • critically evaluate an independent original research project in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • generate recommendations for future research, practice and policy in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice;

  • demonstrate high standards of academic literacy.