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D4004

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

D4004

Credit points

24

Abbreviated title

GradCertEdRes

CRICOS code

079582J

Managing faculty

Education

Admission and fees

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Course type

Specialist
Graduate certificate

Standard duration

0.5 years FT, 1 year PT

Students have a maximum of three years to complete this course, including any periods of intermission. Enrolment must be continuous.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award/s

Graduate Certificate of Educational Research

Description

This course is designed for students with a first qualification in the education discipline, broadly defined, who wish to pursue learning that will allow them to generate new knowledge and understanding through educational research. It orients students to educational research and provides them with an understanding of educational research methodologies and research design. Students apply this understanding through the design and implementation of a research project which demonstrates capacity to undertake and communicate research synthesis, analysis and evaluation.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. evaluate educational research with an understanding of the range of research methodologies it exemplifies
  2. define an issue in education and plan an investigable research project
  3. design a project demonstrating understanding of the range of research methodologies available, their relevance to the project and the ethical implications they hold
  4. undertake a significant research project in education
  5. communicate the results of the research project and demonstrate the capacity to adhere to the conventions of research
  6. demonstrate a capacity to synthesise and communicate ideas at an advanced academic level.

Structure

The course consists of two units. The first, EDF5613 (Research approaches in education), will orient you to educational research and provide you with an understanding of educational research approaches and methodologies.

You will apply this understanding in the second unit, EDF5614 (Research project in education), when you design and implement a research project. It is through this project, leading to a thesis of 10,000 words, that you will demonstrate your capacity to undertake and communicate high level research synthesis, analysis and evaluation.

Requirements

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/maps/map-d4004.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

The course comprises 24 points structured into two units, each of 12 points.

Students complete:

  • EDF5613 Research approaches in education
  • EDF5614 Research project in education

Progression to further studies

Students who achieve a minimum mark of 65 per cent (high credit) in each unit are eligible to apply for admission to 0077 Master of Education, which is a research degree by thesis, or 3204 Master of Education, a research degree by thesis and coursework. Students who achieve a minimum mark of 70 per cent (distinction) in each unit are eligible to apply for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Additionally, this course also provides a pathway to the master's coursework degree, D6002 Master of Education.