|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides participants with the opportunity to investigate an aspect of teaching and learning of mutual interest to them and to their departments. Supported by workshops, individual mentors and networks, each participant develops a complete and viable research proposal in an area of relevance to teaching and learning in their department/faculty. The completed report may subsequently be used as the basis for an application for funding and/or further research studies such as a Masters-level research project.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of the subject, participants should have developed:
- skills in planning and developing a detailed proposal for research in higher education;
- a research interest in relation to teaching and learning;
- detailed knowledge of the research literature in one area of teaching and learning;
- links with senior colleagues based on a common interest in teaching-related issues.
On completing this subject, participants should be able to:
- apply theories and principles to specific teaching and learning contexts;
- access, evaluate and utilise relevant research literature;
- identify areas which would benefit from sustained investigation, possibly 'problems' to be solved and;
- present findings in a succinct written format.