EDUC5620 Master's Dissertation

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodSingaporeFace to face
Content
The dissertation (10,000 words) provides evidence that the student can generate a problem and/or research area from his/her own interests or professional work in education, demonstrate mastery of that area, and show a capacity to review it critically. Seminars focus on research design, critical literature review and policy analysis.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) generate a problem and/or research area from their own interests or professional work in education; (2) critically review the background research in that area; and (3) produce a coherent and cohesive dissertation with the nominated area.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Elaine Chapman and Professor Tom O'Donoghue
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a master's degree in Education
Contact hours
independent self-directed learning, plus regular seminars
Texts

workbook and CMO (Course Materials Online)

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