Faculty of Education

Monash University

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julie Harrington


This unit builds on the knowledge, skills and experience gained in previous Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development units and applies them in a work-based setting. Participants will develop and complete a small-scale and self-directed research project in a workplace setting. The unit will emphasise the practical and independent development and management of a research project. Workplace application and dissemination of research project outcomes will be explored.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. be able to develop a research project proposal;
  2. be able to select and apply a work-based research approach;
  3. be able to design, manage and complete a work-based research project; and
  4. be aware of the ways in which research project outcomes can be applied and disseminated.


Assignment 1: Development of a project proposal (1,000 words) 25%; Assignment 2: Report on workplace project: (3000 words) 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester plus an average of 10 hours per week in self-directed study