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Teachers as Reflective Practitioners and Action Researchers ESH304

Launceston, Cradle Coast



In this unit, you will explore the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research, and generate a plan for investigation into an aspect of relevance in your own educational context. The unit aims to provide you with the opportunity to recognise the role that reflection plays in forming a link between the conceptual and theoretical bases of teaching and learning. The teaching and assessment in this unit will provide you with a rationale for conducting inquiry and familiarise you with the practicalities of planning a research project within a given context.


Unit name Teachers as Reflective Practitioners and Action Researchers
Unit code ESH304
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr Elspeth Stephenson

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070199

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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

This unit is offered in the Blended Unit model. As such students have access to:

  • The MyLO unit website, which offers weekly embedded Information sessions and learning tasks.
  • 1x1 hour weekly tutorials. These are offered both on campus and online via collaborate (1x1 hour individual work following the tutorial is required).
  1. Reflective Journal 1 (20%)
  2. Reflective Journal 2 (40%)
  3. Research Plan  (40%)
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