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ED5980 - Teachers as Researchers for Learning and Change in Primary School Contexts

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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 capstone experience (minimum 50 hours) will allow students to plan and execute a place-based professional inquiry project that addresses a real community need by engaging in a community-based service learning experience. The project serves the community organisation and provides an authentic context in which to apply research skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate 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;
  • critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts;
  • demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility in planning, decision-making, solving complex problems and leading curriculum and community engagement initiatives;
  • communicate knowledge, skills and ideas through engagement with specialist and non-specialist audiences using advanced speaking, reading, writing, listening, numeracy and advocacy skills;
  • apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Peer review - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (50%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: ED5974

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Marcia Thorne.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 10 hours online content
  • 20 days placement

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Marcia Thorne.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 10 hours online content
  • 20 days placement

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Marcia Thorne.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - Online Student Engagement
  • 10 hours online content
  • 20 days placement
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.