Action Research in Middle Yrs - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Print Only
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Annotated Bibliography (20%) , Research Paper (80%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,188.00
International 2,438.00

Students will complete an action research project in the context of their own workplace settings based on their research proposal developed in EDNY103(EDN703). Students will implement, document and write an academic report on the progress/findings of their project.

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

  1. understand the different forms, traditions and techniques of action research
  2. apply social justice principles in the context of action research
  3. implement a successful action research project within their school/classroom
  4. write a critical academic paper articulating the research project undertaken.
  • Annotated Bibliography (20%)
  • Research Paper (80%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • EDN104 — Action Research in Middle Yrs

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

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

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Research of their topic of interest over the course of the semester (independent study - facilitated by lecturer)
2Online research
3Students plan and implement an action research project in their classroom or school based on their research proposal developed in EDN703
4Students are expected to engage with the online lectures and materials to guide their learning in action research and writing the proposal
5Students use the resources provided to guide them in writing a final paper. This paper is an academic report of the research project

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