Faculty of Education

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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In this unit, students apply their understanding of the research methods addressed in EDF5812 Education practitioner research methods. This unit is the second of two units designed for Master of Teaching students who wish to investigate an educational issue or practice. The practitioner research project must be capable of completion, including the preparation of the final report, within one semester.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. conceptualise, design and implement a small research project of personal interest to the individual student that has received, where appropriate, approval from the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee,
  2. collect, analyse and report on data generated by the research project, and
  3. situate the reporting of the research outcomes within the educational research literature.


Assessment Task 1: Oral presentation of research design and summary of responses to feedback (2000 words, 25%); and Assessment Task 2: Research report (6000 words, 75%)

Contact hours

Contact: 3 hrs/week; private study 21 hrs/week


EDF5812 Education practitioner research methods