Improving Practice through Action Learning and Research - 2017

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Unit summary

EDTT545

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (25%) , Assignment 2 (25%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit uses action research methodologies to enable participants to gain fresh insights and better understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a tertiary context. Students will be lead in identifying significant issues and authentic needs in professional practice. Students will undertake action research studies in their teaching environments using appropriate action research theories. Action learning.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. examine teaching and/or unit evaluations to identify areas of improvement in teaching practice or the student experience
  2. use appropriate action research methodologies to design and implement an action learning project that addresses an identified issue or need
  3. evaluate the results of the action learning project and develop a plan for the modification of the teaching-learning process in a nominated unit/course.
  • Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 (25%)
  • Assignment 3 (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1An introduction to action research
2Principles of community based action research
3Community based action research process
4Complex contexts & legitimacy
5Preparing for action research
6Self directed research

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.

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