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Unit (2020)

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Education Project (EDU660)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description A supervised project, resulting in a scholarly report. This will provide evidence that the participant can generate a problem and/or research an area from his or her own interests or professional work in education. The project will be a critical literature review that demonstrates mastery of a problem area. Approval by the supervisor, on the basis of a written proposal, must be obtained before the project commences.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the unit, the student should be able to:
1. Generate a research topic from his or her area of interest.
2. Produce a detailed research plan.
3. Carry out research for a literature review or action research project based on the research plan.
4. Complete a scholarly report, demonstrating mastery in the topic area.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 6 x 1.5 hour distributed throughout the semester.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences Students are expected to independently engage in a small-scale research project of their choice with the guidance of a supervisor and unit coordinator. The unit includes 6, 1.5 hour long seminars where students will have the chance to discuss topics concerning the generation, development, and quality assurance of research projects as well as share thoughts and questions about their individual studies.
Assessment The unit is assessed through two assignments: (a) a research proposal outlining the rationale, topic and suggested methodology to target the topic of choice (2000-2500 words), and (b) a final research report (6500-7000 words). These two assessments should demonstrate students' ability to undertake and report on a small research project of their choice. Students should expect quantitative feedback as well as qualitative comments on their work with a focus on specific areas of improvement.
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDU603/610 Introduction to Research for Educators or equivalent. It is recommended that part-time students complete all the proposed units before enrolling in EDU660 or, if full-time, then this unit is completed in the last semester of their enrolment.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU600 may not enrol in this unit for credit
Previously 2013: EDU600
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Arman Abednia
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Arman.Abednia@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

Associate Professor Dorit Maor
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7257
e: D.Maor@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.009 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Arman Abednia
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Arman.Abednia@murdoch.edu.au
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