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Subject details

  • Topics
    • An introduction to action research
    • Principles of community based action research
    • Community based action research process
    • Complex contexts & legitimacy
    • Preparing for action research
    • Self directed research
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. examine teaching and/or subject 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 subject/degree.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 3 (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 2 (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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