Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedSunway Second semester (extended) 2012 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Angela Carbone


The Higher Education Project units are designed to bring about an increased awareness in teaching practice and improve student learning. In this unit, HED5031 Higher education project: design and literature review, candidates choose any area of teaching and learning in higher education and design a negotiated project that will enable them to investigate and improve their own teaching practice. Having successfully completed HED5031, candidates can choose to conduct the project to fulfil the requirements of the subsequent unit HED5032 Higher education project: data gathering and analysis.


On successful completion of this unit, participants should be able to:

  1. negotiate and plan a project that is designed to bring about increased awareness in teaching practice and improve student learning;
  2. evaluate developments from both pedagogy and discipline-based research that are relevant to their personal teaching practice;
  3. identify suitable pedagogical research methodologies.


Project proposal and literature review (Minimum 4,000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Angela Carbone

Contact hours

The equivalent of 2 contact hours per week (face-to-face and/or online) is expected on average. The remaining workload of 10 hours per week will include literature search and review time, reading and private study time, completion of the assessment activities.


First degree or equivalent