JCU Australia logo

Subject Search

ED5304 - Research and Reflection in Tertiary Learning and Teaching

Credit points: 3
Year: 2010
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Teaching & Learning Development

Available to Graduate Certificate of Education and other Masters students.

This subject will extend ED5300 and ED5301 by deepening an understanding of cycles of critical reflection through peer observation, action research and action learning. It positions tertiary teachers as learners and researchers with the intention of improving student learning, including the context of research supervision. The relationship between discipline-specific and generic research on tertiary teaching will be explored. Participants will be encouraged to build 'communities of learners' grounded in the scholarship of tertiary teaching. Assessment in this subject, as for all subjects in the Graduate Certificate of Education will be graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop, analyse and evaluate practices to gather information, reflect on and reconstruct teaching within teaching and/or supervisor contexts;
  • examine teaching and student learning by evaluating ways in which both disciplinary research and research on teaching can align to enhance teaching and student learning.

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 place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The ability to evaluate and extrapolate from the outcomes of their research;
  • The ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.
Prerequisites: ED5300 ED5301

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2010
Non-standard start/end 11-Feb-2010 to 18-Jun-2010
Face to face teaching 11-Feb-2010 to 12-Feb-2010 (11 - 12 February intensive, online participation, plus an additional 1-day intensive (to be negotiated))
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: research and reflection on teaching and learning (70%); content analysis (20%); annotated bibliography (10%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2010
Non-standard start/end 01-Feb-2010 to 18-Jun-2010
Face to face teaching 01-Feb-2010 to 02-Feb-2010 (1 - 2 February intensive, online participation plus an additional 1 day during recess week (to be negotiated))
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours - Face-to-face plus online participation
Assessment: research and reflection on teaching and learning (70%); content analysis (20%); annotated bibliography (10%).

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.