Postgraduate | CUR-EDMC500-2023
Perspectives on Educational Research
Gain an overview of educational and social research. Learn how to interpret, conduct and communicate research. Evaluate qualitative and quantitative research, the social and political practice, and design and presentation of educational research.
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- 27 Feb 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity
- independently access, interpret and synthesise research
- evaluate educational research design, methodologies, methods and findings from different perspectives
- evaluate how research can ethically contribute to educational practices in learning and professional contexts.
- Introduction to educational research
- Accessing and using educational research
- Interpreting and communicating research critically and effectively
- Research controversies and social responsibility
- Using research to inform practice and change in education
This subject was previously known as Foundations of Educational Research.
This subject introduces students to the foundations of educational research. Students will learn about how to access, interpret and communicate with educational research. Through the use of interesting and compelling case studies of research controversies and projects, students will learn to evaluate the ethics, politics, methods, purpose and findings of research. Students also explore key and emerging approaches to conducting educational research with the purpose of critically evaluating research from different perspectives. By completing this subject, students will be prepared for postgraduate studies and to critically interpret and use educational research as part of their studies and professional practice.
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 Integritymodule.
- Evaluation of Research (40%)
- Investigation of research literature relating to a pedagogical issue (40%)
- Research exercise (20%)
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