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Teachers as Reflective Practitioners and Action Researchers ESH304

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


In this Unit, you will explore the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research, and generate a plan for investigation into an aspect of relevance in your own educational context. The Unit aims to provide you with the opportunity to recognise the role that reflection plays in forming a link between the conceptual and theoretical bases of teaching and learning. The teaching and assessment in this Unit will provide you with a rationale for conducting inquiry and familiarise you with the practicalities of planning a strategy for action within a given context.


Unit name Teachers as Reflective Practitioners and Action Researchers
Unit code ESH304
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Mrs Elspeth Stephenson
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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Learning Outcomes

  • reflect on issues of personal relevance, which draw upon your professional knowledge, context and a reflective practice model.
  • analyse selected issues within the current educational context, drawing on relevant literature and personal professional experiences to determine a rationale for the need for change.
  • Design strategies for action based on data gathered that will resolve issues identified within an educational context and to enhance student learning.
  • generate independent inquiry by critically engaging with content to create new knowledge and communicate concepts and ideas to an intended audience in a structured, cohesive and ethical manner.

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AssessmentReflection (20%)|Plan (40%)|Reflection (40%)
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