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ED4902 - Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Subject chain: ED4902 ED4903
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Education honours course codes [105409], [30009], [102109], [38109]. External offering available to ECE online and RATEP students only.

Students will conduct a supervised piece of educational research. They will report that research in a thesis written in a style that is appropriate to their chosen research methodology.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop a deep understanding of ethics appropriate to the changing role of schools in society;
  • to develop a professional identity as an educational practitioner which incorporates a sense of inquiry;
  • to develop the critical skills to assess the roles of teachers in relation to current and emerging educational issues, trends and policies;
  • to gain competence in analysing educational problems, collecting research data, data analysis and writing of research reports;
  • to gain extended knowledge of the particular educational topic chosen for research;
  • to gain insights into how to work effectively with the profession and the community.
Assumed
Knowledge:
General knowledge of social, cultural and developmental issues shaping educational provision (including curriculum and pedagogy), participation and outcomes and of some policies relating to those issues. Knowledge of conventions regarding citation of sources of information and ideas.
Prerequisites: ED3993

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Lai Kuan Lim.
Assessment: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: Students will conduct a supervised piece of educational research.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Lai Kuan Lim.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: Students will conduct a supervised piece of educational research.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Lai Kuan Lim.
Assessment: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: Students will conduct a supervised piece of educational research.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.