UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5620 Master's Dissertation

Credit 12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodSingapore - EducationFace 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 This is based on one major written submission. Further assessment information is provided 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
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5620/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5620/SEM-2/2017
TS-OFF-C2 : http://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5620/TS-OFF-C2/2017

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