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ED5980 - Teachers as Researchers for Learning and Change

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

This subject develops expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in research and fosters a critical epistemological disposition. The subject provides a specific overview of quantitative and qualitative approaches to education research. It also explores the theoretical and philosophical assumptions underpinning different research approaches, and the significance of research in informing professional practice and ethics. The subject assures graduate student teachers' ability to apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute a place-based professional inquiry project. These skills and knowledge demonstrate graduate student teachers' ability to exercise expert judgement independently about education research, policies and strategies that inform as well as form their professional practice and engagement.

Learning Outcomes

  • advanced and integrated understanding and application of knowledge of research principles, methods, ethics, techniques and tools to plan and execute a substantial research-based project research;
  • expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that enable teacher graduates to independently and critically analyse education research and policy texts, especially as applicable to the planning for, and teaching of diverse learners;
  • advanced knowledge and skills which demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner in teacher professional practice and professional engagement in science and sustainability education;
  • critical epistemological dispositions necessary to constructively engage with education research, policies and strategies that form and inform their professional practice and engagement.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Marcia Thorne.
Contact hours:
  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours - On-Line Learning
    Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (50%); peer review (25%).

    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Dr Marcia Thorne.
    Contact hours:
    • 36 hours - On-line activities and participation, on-line engagement through collaborate workshops/tutorials
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (50%); peer review (25%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Dr Marcia Thorne
      Lecturer: Dr Subhashni Taylor.
      Contact hours:
      • 18 hours tutorials
      • 18 hours - On-Line Learning
        Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (50%); peer review (25%).

        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.