Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Singapore Term 2 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jane Bone (First semester - Peninsula, day); Dr Corine Rivalland (Term 2 - Singapore, online)


In this unit students work collaboratively with other students and/or staff on projects where practice informs research. Through critical analysis of previous and concurrent units, students plan, conduct and evaluate a form of teacher research. This research takes place in an educational context and findings are reported back to participants or other professionals interested in the ways that practice informs research.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. gain an understanding of how practice can inform research
  2. critically analyse personal research practices in relation to global educational contexts (i.e., context unit)
  3. develop leadership and mentoring skills for the field of education around the co-construction of practice informing research and research informing practice.


Research plan (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Teacher research in an educational setting (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester/term comprising:

(a.) Requirements for on-campus students:

  • 24 hours per semester

(b.) Requirements for offshore Kaplan based students:

  • one intensive block comprising two week nights and weekend days, normally from Thursday to Sunday
  • at least four hours of online study per term

(c.) Additional requirements:

independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

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