Courses & Units

Understanding Educational Inquiry ESH714



This unit will only be offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.


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 read and act on educational research in order to strengthen the nexus between research and practice. This unit recognises the cross-disciplinary approach that characterises work in this field. A primary concern of the unit is the development of students' awareness of foundational theoretical concepts in the social and behavioural sciences.


Unit name Understanding Educational Inquiry
Unit code ESH714
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Professor Michael Corbett
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2016 23/11/2016 22/12/2016 13/2/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 070303

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

On-line discussion and activities


Task 1: Participation and Leadership in Online Discussions (20%). Task 2: Book Review Essay (30%). Task 3: Research Paper (50%).

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