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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)

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (On-campus block of classes)
Gippsland First semester 2009 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Communicate and negotiate a pathway of personal learning under the guidance of a mentor/ supervisor

  1. demonstrate the ability to identify an educational issue and initiate an investigation

  1. write an initial proposal and consult mentor / supervisor

  1. plan with the mentor / supervisor the full investigation into the chosen area and take full responsibility for the development into the area of investigation

  1. collect data, source material and or develop materials as appropriate

  1. write a report (which may also include the development of materials) related to the focus of the area chosen.

Assessment

Proposal (compulsory requirement, 500 words, ungraded)
Written report (3500 words): 100%

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.

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