Courses & Units

Improving Teaching and Practice Through Action Research EDP727

Launceston

Introduction

The aim of this unit is to engage in action research to reflect on and improve your own practice. Action research is an evidence-based approach to improving teaching practice and in this unit, you will integrate practice, action, theory and research in a very practical way. In the unit, you will identify an issue in your own practice which is of interest or concern to you and you will be guided through the observation and reflection phases of the action research cycle to take action. The unit serves as a core feature of your Postgraduate Coursework, by enabling you to apply the knowledge you have gained from the other units to address issues in your own professional context.

Summary

Unit name Improving Teaching and Practice Through Action Research
Unit code EDP727
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Professor David Kember
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Summer school Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Summer school 3/1/2022 14/1/2022 31/1/2022 27/2/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the value of action research to improving practice and describe its phases and cyclical nature.
  • Identify issues and problems in your own, or future, practice that could be addressed through action research and reflection.
  • Analyse identified issues that are amenable to change through action research.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of action research in a practical case study relevant to your own work context.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070303 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

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Textbooks

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