|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students will learn about how educators can use action research methods to improve their teaching practice. Students will develop skills in using clinical models to target teaching to the point of student need and evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions. There will be analysis and discussion of exemplars of clinical praxis, together with an analysis of case studies of student learning. Course participants will also use tools to reflect on examples of teaching and consider means of improving teaching, and will study how to integrate a clinical model into day-to-day teaching practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Analyse and synthesise diverse sources of data to inform and assess student learning and development;
- Identify contextual and other influences on a students' learning;
- Utilise inclusive teaching practices that demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity and its implications for society and education;
- Reflect on their own teaching practice and use this reflection as a means of continuous improvement; and
- Articulate how to implement the clinical cycle of teaching in the classroom.
- Ability to work with team members to identify issues and solutions
- Oral presentation skills
- Research skills in exploring means of addressing an issue
- Analytical skills and the ability to construct and express logical arguments
- The ability to use evidence and data to identify needs
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90926||Researching Education Practice||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Review of Relevant Literature (1500 words); or a preliminary report (1500 words), due mid-term, (30%)
- Clinical Praxis Presentation (20 minutes of oral presentation combined with 1500 words of written response to questions. Equivalent to 3500 words total); or a report on findings (3500 words), due end of term, (70%)
* Students who are currently teaching will complete a Review of Relevant Literature, and the Clinical Praxis Presentation.
Dates & times
- Term 2 - Online
Mode of delivery Online Contact hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 22 April 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 23 April 2019 Census date 17 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019 Assessment period ends 30 June 2019
Term 2 contact informationMelbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: email@example.com Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
- Term 4 - Online
Principal coordinator Suzanne Rice Mode of delivery Online Contact hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 7 October 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 14 October 2019 to 8 December 2019 Last self-enrol date 8 October 2019 Census date 1 November 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 November 2019 Assessment period ends 15 December 2019
Term 4 contact information
Time commitment details
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