Courses & Units

Higher Education Project Development ELT531



In this unit, you will begin a systematic investigation into your teaching and learning practice or context.

You will identify an area of your practice or of teaching and learning in higher education that you wish to investigate, research or develop. Your inquiry may take one of a range of forms, such as:

  • completion of an action-research cycle;
  • research into an area of your practice or a topic relevant to teaching and learning in higher education;
  • a career development process;
  • implementation of a innovation;
  • curriculum renewal or course design; or
  • leadership development.

In this unit, you will identify the area for inquiry, scope out the project and design your project.

On completion of this unit you will be able to:

  • Use reflection, data and higher education literature to identify an area for development or inquiry into teaching and learning in higher education.

design development of or inquiry into an aspect of teaching and learning in higher education.


Unit name Higher Education Project Development
Unit code ELT531
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Steve Drew

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $417.00 070111

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Presentation (30%, 10 minutes); Research Plan/Ethics Application (70%, 1500 words equivalent)

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