EDF4238 - Negotiated investigation in education
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Associate Professor I Brearley (Gippsland); Dr A Devos (Clayton)
An independent investigation, related to previous studies into a topic in education of interest to the student. The student will work independently under the guidance of a mentor/supervisor of their own choice. The student investigations will be conducted in a variety of ways and may include such interest areas as a literature review, preparation of specific teaching materials, curriculum development and analyses, in-depth reviews of computer software /digital teaching and learning technologies, preparation of instructional handbooks, the development of assessment guidelines and or assessment instruments. Other areas of interest can be negotiated with the mentor/ supervisor by the student.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Communicate and negotiate a pathway of personal learning under the guidance of a mentor/ supervisor
- demonstrate the ability to identify an educational issue and initiate an investigation
- write an initial proposal and consult mentor / supervisor
- plan with the mentor / supervisor the full investigation into the chosen area and take full responsibility for the development into the area of investigation
- collect data, source material and or develop materials as appropriate
- write a report (which may also include the development of materials) related to the focus of the area chosen.
Proposal (compulsory requirement, 500 words, ungraded)
Written report (3500 words): 100%
3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.