Realising Sustainable Middle Years Reform: Research Design
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Availability: What is a Session?For enrolment (2012):
- Sess 1
- Sess 1
Government loans available:
- Domestic student fee:
- $1,850.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $2,075.00 (AUD)
This unit will assist students to identify a research topic based in the middle years of schooling and to develop a proposal based around that topic. In accomplishing this, an emphasis will be placed on educational research literature bases in a variety of discipline areas such as educational psychology, the sociology of education, and educational philosophy. Topics chosen will relate to the underpinning principles of middle schooling including, but not limited to, middle years philosophy, middle years curriculum, middle years pedagogy, school reform and school culture.
You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
One of the following two units:
- Presentation — Research proposal - annotated (40%)
- Review — Literature review and research (60%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- identify an appropriate reseach question or topic within the middle years of schooling
- frame an appropriate research question or topic in order to investigate this area and/or issue
- explore the significance of the topic in terms of timeliness, theoretical and practical significance
- undertake an appropriate review of literature in the field in order to demonstrate an awareness of related research in the area
- identify an appropriate theoretical framework and research design to expore the topic
- write a literature review with a draft proposal that will form the basis for undertaking EDMY104 Action Research in the Middle Years.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction to the unit, the middle years: what's all about?|
|2||Challenges of and processes for middle years reform|
|3||Identifying research issues/questions|
|4||Linking research issues with appropriate middle years literature|
|5||Linking research issues with appropriate research literature|
|6||Student presentation on research issue/question|
|7||Critical analysis (group discussion) of research issues/questions|
|9||Thinking about theories and paradigms and research design for action research projects|
|10||Individual consultation on proposals|
|11||Group discussion of issues arising from individual project proposals|
|12||Looking towards implementation: when and how of implementation|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Chat rooms
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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