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EDF4002 - Educator as researcher

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: TBA


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is designed to demonstrate how integral research is for an educator, who as a professional is understood to be engaging with the research of others and conducting her/his own research. Students will also explore who research informs policy and in turn how policy impacts upon places of educative experiences (camps, community centres, schools). The unit will provide a foundation for those wishing to undertake more formalised research.


As a result of studying this unit, students are expected to:

  1. be aware of the how policy has impacted upon a specific educative setting.
  2. Explore a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  3. Complete a research proposal to establish a framework for a short research project.
  4. Conduct a formal short research project for the benefit of a specific educative setting.


A Minor Assessment equivalent to 1000 words (25%)
A Major Research Assignment equivalent to 3000 words (75%).

Contact hours

2 hours per week


EDF1301 or EDF1303, EDF1302 or EDF1304, EDF2003, EDF3002, EDF3004, and EDF3005