Year
2021
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 MDS-Master of Disability Studies
1a Admission into MTESL-Master of Teaching English as a Second Language
1b Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
1c Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
1d Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1e Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1f Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1g Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1h Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1i Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1j Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1k Admission into MED%
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 or 1j or 1k) 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 completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate extended, synthesised theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice
  2. Understand and adhere to ethical research standards and practices
  3. 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
  4. Critically evaluate an independent original research project in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice
  5. Generate recommendations for future research, practice and policy in the field of cognitive psychology and educational practice
  6. Demonstrate high standards of academic literacy

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

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contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.