Bachelor of Education with Honours (E4K)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

This course provides you with an opportunity to engage in educational research while learning comprehensive in-depth and cross-disciplinary research skills. You will work closely with a discipline-specific supervisor to produce a self-directed research project and you’ll undertake units with small cross-disciplinary groups of students, adding breadth to your learning experience.

By the end of the Bachelor of Education with Honours, you will have specialist knowledge in an area of Education Studies as well as advanced knowledge of research design and methods. You will be able to investigate and evaluate an issue, problem or phenomenon in Education, and design and implement independent research to effect change. You will develop skills of educational research and theoretical inquiry in the design and implementation of a significant project while broadening your research skill set.

We recognise that relationships are fundamental to effective teaching and that the past experiences of students contribute to their capacity for learning.  The Bachelor of Education with Honours is taught in flexible mode using adult education principles that value students’ experiences and enables learning in online environments and via one-on-one supervision. This course provides a clear one year full time pathway to PhD or EdD eligibility, and provides an excellent foundation for employment in research-related and policy roles in government and non-government organisations.

  1. Undertake education research to investigate an education issue, problem, or phenomenon.
  2. Evaluate a range of theoretical approaches and learning and teaching practices for the review and conduct of educational research.
  3. Recognise and critically reflect on education issues in local, cross-cultural and/or global contexts.
  4. Apply scholarly conventions and written and oral skills in communicating research.
  5. Conduct research ethically and responsibly to demonstrate cultural awareness and respect for diverse ways of knowing.

Course structure

In Bachelor of Education with Honours you will complete 100 credit points comprising;

  • 25 credit points of Core units
  • 25 credit points of Core option units
  • a 50 credit point research thesis.

In your final semester, you will need to enrol in XSB400 which will record your final overall Honours result. This unit is administrative only and does not have classes or assessments.

This unit provides you with research skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable you to undertake an Honours research project in Education. The unit will encourage critical understanding of research design, as well as using literature to identify and pose…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

What is the story of your research? Who is your audience, and how can you attract and persuade them to engage with your research? This unit focuses on communicating research to diverse audiences, and how researchers can contribute to scholarly…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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Credit Points: 12.5

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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 teachers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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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

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

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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: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), affordances of digital technologies and applications, Second-Language Acquisition (SLA)…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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 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

In this unit you will be investigating significant issues connected to second language learning. There will be a focus on topics that are of global interest and relevance to teachers of TESOL and how these aspects may be relevant to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit explores a range of contemporary strategies of reflective practice with a particular focus on their use in professional learning. An emphasis is placed on considering the role of reflection to bridge the divide between theory and practice for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The thesis is an independent research project of 12,000-15,000 words on a topic of your choice that has been approved by the Education Honours Course Coordinator. You will conceptualise and plan a suitable project; carry out a review of relevant…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The thesis is an independent research project of 12,000-15,000 words on a topic of your choice that has been approved by the Education Honours Course Coordinator. You will conceptualise and plan a suitable project; carry out a review of relevant…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Education with Honours requires:

  • successful completion of an initial teacher education degree with a grade point average of 5.5 from UTAS or recognised tertiary institution; or three years’ FTE professional teaching experience.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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