Doctor of Education (E9G)

Overview  2019

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CRICOS: 091988G
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Hobart
Time-based Research Period 1, Time-based Research Period 2
Launceston
Time-based Research Period 1, Time-based Research Period 2
Cradle Coast
Time-based Research Period 1, Time-based Research Period 2
The Doctor of Education is a professional doctorate consisting of a rigorous program of advanced coursework and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of the education industry and education professional groups.   It is designed to enable participants to pursue higher degree research within the context of their role in the workplace and to receive academic support and recognition.

The intake for the Doctor of Education is 1 Jan each year. Applications should be made in the year prior to the year they want to commence. A 1 July intake could be considered in special circumstances.

The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.

The research topic will reflect the interests of the candidate, their workplace and the expertise of their supervisors.  To find an expert in your field of interest, see the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.

To apply, see the Graduate Research site: http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-candidates/how-to-apply for application information.

Please note: this course is only available to Domestic Candidates.

*  A full time workload refers to a loading of 1.0, or an equivalent part time loading of 0.5

The Doctor of Education will provide experienced education professionals with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to knowledge and practice in their professional context and may formalise workplace-based research and development. Its interdisciplinary nature and opportunity for inter-professional research provides a framework for the integration of professional expertise and scholarly enquiry.

The course aims to develop the managerial competencies of candidates by equipping them with the ability to evaluate different conceptual approaches to education issues in the context of their own experience and workplace.

Candidates will acquire advanced specialist research training and provide evidence for independent thought and critical analysis, effective communication and expert knowledge of the discipline within a broader framework of knowledge in the international context.

At the University of Tasmania candidates are encouraged to demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research and are supported in their acquisition of a wide range of advanced and transferable skills.

Graduates of a Doctor of Education Professional Doctorate will have:

  • Cognitive skills to demonstrate expert understanding of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that theory and practice across formal and informal educational contexts.
  • Cognitive skills and use of intellectual independence to think critically, evaluate existing knowledge and ideas, undertake systematic investigation and reflect on theory and practice to make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the context of educational professional practice.
  • Expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning.
  • Communication skills to explain and critique theoretical propositions, methodologies and conclusions.
  • Communication skills to present cogently a complex investigation of originality or original research for external examination against international standards and to communicate results to peers and the community.
  • Expert skills to design, implement, analyse, theorise and communicate research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice.
  • Expert skills to implement and manage change and contribute to a culture of quality enhancement and innovation in their professional workplace.

Knowledge

Graduates of a Doctor of Philosophy will be able to:

  • make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge of a subject within or across academic disciplines or areas of professional practice;
  • demonstrate a systemic and critical understanding of a substantial and complex body of knowledge of a subject within or across academic disciplines or areas of professional practice; and
  • demonstrate a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry.

Skills

Graduates of a Doctor of Philosophy will be independent researchers able to:

  • evaluate the appropriateness and usefulness of various perspectives, methods and processes in research projects;
  • independently and systematically develop, adapt and implement research methodologies to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice;
  • expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning; and
  • critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise new and complex ideas;
  • work collaboratively in a team, recognising the need for and value of complementary expertise/skill sets, and work productively with other people; and
  • communicate orally and in written form sufficient to publish and present their work,  and communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Application of Knowledge

Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will have the knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • undertake research with autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an expert and leading practitioner or scholar.
  • understand and apply the social and ethical implications of research and appropriate professional behaviour consistent with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and other relevant guidelines.

Course structure

Course Structure

The Doctor of Education course consists of 70% thesis and 30% coursework components

The Ed.D research thesis remains 60,000 – 70,000 words. The Ed.D thesis must make an original and significant research based contribution to the field of education. This contribution can relate to practice and/or knowledge.

The course work component consists of 6 units to be taken over 3 years and is organised into course work to be completed before confirmation of candidature and coursework to be completed once data has been collected.

Units to be undertaken prior to Confirmation of Candidature

Candidates should enrol in XGR501 and EPA960 upon commencement of candidature

Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
LauncestonWinter school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Launceston11 Week Session Feb
Rozelle - Sydney11 Week Session Apr

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Units to be undertaken at appropriate times after Confirmation of Candidature

EPA962 is ideally undertaken during or post data collection 

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose two of the three following options

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Or an elective from the Master of Eduction specialisation coursework unit
Master of Education
Core Units

This unit develops an understanding of education in a range of contexts and in a global society. In the unit we will work together to develop a richer understanding of how we know about education as well as how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Improving Teaching and Practice through Action ResearchThe aim of this unit is to show you a way to improve your practice and that of the colleagues you work with. It is a unit which integrates practice, action, theory and research…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
PLUS either:
 

ESG706 is a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to work with a supervisor to plan and implement a research study or…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
or
 

ESG704 Dissertation Part A and ESG705 Dissertation Part B together require the completion of a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESG704 Dissertation Part A and ESG705 Dissertation Part B together require the completion of a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS Any seven (7) postgraduate coursework units offered below. Two (2) non-education postgraduate coursework units may be taken.

Schedule

This unit will establish the skills and knowledge to enable students to acknowledge their educational identity, and contextualize this within both their educational or workplace environment as well as their broader community. The concepts of collegial constructive criticism and peer…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches for facilitating learning, and relates these to contemporary educational practices. As a result of studying this unit, students will understand why contemporary education is focused on learning and understanding, rather…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Applied learning is an approach that contextualizes learning in a way to empower and motivate students, whilst developing the key skills and knowledge required for employment, further education, and active learner participation in their communities. It involves students and educators…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is the first of four units designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Graduate Certificate (Early Childhood), specialising in teaching children (Birth-8 years). This unit interrogates current early childhood curricula and pedagogies. Topics include planning using relevant…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on conceptual development and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching children fundamental aspects of literacy, mathematics and science. A range of play-based strategies for supporting the development of viewing, reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit connects theory, policy and practice concerning leadership and advocacy in early childhood. Topics will include contemporary models that foster effective leadership, constructive management strategies and considered ways to promote advocacy in early childhood. Students will also have opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit supports professionals undertaking a small-scale systematic investigation into an aspect of learning, or development within a learning context or setting. It aims to enhance students' knowledge of key theoretical perspectives, along with their skills of practitioner research, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional wellbeing has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. In this unit you will critically reflect on the meaning and role…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to develop an appreciation of the characteristic features and educational issues associated with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical models to explain dyslexia, alongside contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Student disengagement is a multifaceted and often complex problem facing both teachers and educational administrators. This unit focuses on the theories behind student disengagement and takes a solution focused approach towards re-engagement practices. By the end of this unit, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed for educators with an interest in special and/or inclusive education. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MYCEETYA, 2008) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) make it clear that students with disability should…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Using 21st Century Digital Tools in the classroom has progressed earlier objectives of inclusive educational technology, which were to promote access and to support and augment the learning of students with diverse learning needs. This unit will review the use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Today's teachers need to be cognisant of the diverse range of their students' needs and abilities. Due to the nature and prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is important for all educators to have the knowledge and skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building upon 'Learning and teaching for students with Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties', you will develop specialist skills to identify learners with specific learning difficulties in the classroom and make diagnostic appraisals based on observation and assessment of attainments…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This introductory course in adapted physical activity prepares pre-service educators to meet the needs of diverse learners by requiring candidates to effectively demonstrate the application of pedagogical strategies to teach children with disabilities physical activity, the use of appropriate assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Teaching and learning is enhanced when educators know the 'why' as well as the 'what' of their practice. Understanding the theories that inform evidence-based learning and teaching strategies will enable educators to be innovative, adaptable, and effective. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Research suggests that leaders play a critical role in the ongoing development of their staff when it comes to improving complex organisations in times of rapid and disruptive change. Leaders in many organisations now hold identified and specific accountabilities for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit (comprising a three-part assessment item) is specifically designed to provide practical experience related to the concepts discussed in other parts of the Master of Education (Leadership) by having students participate in professional learning activities and programs offered in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit, which aims to deepen understandings about some key aspects of (successful) school leadership, is for those from a variety of educational settings who already occupy, or expect to occupy, positions entailing leadership. Topics covered include why school leadership…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leaders now hold key responsibilities for developing the human resource capacities in their organisations. During times of rapid and complex change this responsibility is increased. The professional development and on-going learning of staff, to meet changes in roles and capability…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Organisations everywhere now operate in an environment of rapid, on-going and disruptive change. Leaders play a key role managing such change, which can include system-wide and local reforms, restructuring and innovations Often, many planned changes are not implemented in practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Expectations of leaders in educational and other settings can change significantly over the course of a career. In addition to understanding individual issues of changing professional identity, self-preparation, and role transition, leaders are required to engage with heightened responsibilities when…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Discourses of improvement often drive the practice of leadership. Rapid changes to technology, increasing globalisation, and issues of organisational structure, culture and power impact on improvement agendas as well as the quality and effectiveness of such ‘improvement’ in practice.In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is for teachers to examine the role of coaching and mentoring in preparing future teachers. This unit will assist teachers to develop their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. The unit is relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is for teachers to undertake the role of a coach and/or mentor for a pre-service teacher. This unit will assist teachers to develop their understanding of coaching and mentoring and to develop skills to improve…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This Unit explores linguistics as an academic discipline and in particular its relevance to language learning and teaching. A central idea underpinning the Unit is the role that language awareness plays in preparing language teachers to teach English to speakers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the complex relationship between language and culture, and considers both in terms of linguistic and cultural diversity. The unit applies understandings of each to the teaching and learning of language. An emphasis is placed on understanding 'culture'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit explores a range of approaches to English language learning and teaching including teaching strategies and techniques for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening. The Unit will also study the nature of the second language teaching methodology in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the many ways that literature can be utilised within a TESOL context. Literature as a focus for English language teaching will include a range of texts such as poems, novels, non-fiction works, plays and short stories. Multi-modal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is for the supported and assessed practice of English language teaching and can be conducted in situ, on campus at UTAS, Launceston or with a university recognised establishment locally or internationally.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses upon an exploration of the scope of English for specific purposes (ESP) and the related learning and teaching within the specialities. Areas focused upon include: language analysis of English for Specific Purposes; the scope of ESP; learning…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit addresses salient issues in second language learning, globally. Second language within this unit refers to any language learned in addition to a first language. Issues include: linguistic issues in language acquisition; linguistic awareness; socio-political impacts and effects of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit investigates the implementation of current digital technologies in TESOL and considers the future of language learning and teaching utilising technology. The unit will include: language learning and the internet; interactive whiteboard technology; software and apps supporting learning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students will be provided with a Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scholarship of AUD $22,000- $33,000. This scholarship is provided to individual students to offset their tuition fees.

These funds are provided by the Commonwealth Government as a contribution to the University towards the direct costs of a student’s research training (supervision, access to resources or facilities at the University, costs associated with fieldwork, training in techniques and necessary coursework undertaken outside the School/Institute).

International students

2019 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $34,155 AUD.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

Higher Degree by Research Candidates may apply for a variety of scholarships to assist with the cost of living, tuition fees and other research costs. For a full list of scholarships available to domestic and international candidates please visit the Graduate Research website.

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