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ED5190 - Introduction to Educational Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education

Available to Postgraduate Certificate, BEd (Professional Development) and Master of Education students.

This subject introduces students to a range of key educational research designs and methods. Students critically review approaches to research in education and related theoretical and methodological issues. They understand key concepts from a range of research designs and approaches, and develop skills in related research techniques of data gathering and analysis. Ethical issues, critically reflexive perspectives and the politics of research are also considered.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically review issues relating to key educational research designs and methods;
  • develop a position on important ethical and political issues in educational research;
  • develop skills in using research techniques chosen from a range of research methods.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences.
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Combinations:
ED5290

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, Dr Kathryn Meldrum.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: essays (30%); assignments (40%); online presentation (30%).

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 51
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Face to face teaching 25-Apr-2011 to 01-May-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Kathryn Meldrum
Assessment: essays (30%); assignments (40%); online presentation (30%).

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
Census Date 17-Nov-2011
Face to face teaching (dates to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Assessment: essays (30%); assignments (40%); online presentation (30%).

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.