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||Advanced Educational Inquiry|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Professor David Kember|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Explain how all educational research is theoretical.
- Distinguish between realist, idealist and critical ontological and epistemological positions as they relate to educational inquiry.
- Describe methodology as the crucial connection between theory and the design of scholarly research.
- Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research paradigms.
- Select and combine scholarly literature to generate robust, theoretically informed research questions.
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|Assessment||Essay (40%)|Research Paper (60%)|
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