Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedMalaysia First semester (extended) 2015 (Flexible)
Malaysia Second semester (extended) 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chan Chang Tik


This unit is designed to bring about an increased awareness in teaching practice and improve student learning. Students choose any area of teaching and learning in higher education and design a negotiated project that will enable them to investigate and improve their own teaching practice.


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

  1. negotiate and plan a project that is designed to bring about increased awareness in teaching practice and improve student learning
  2. evaluate developments from both pedagogy and discipline-based research that are relevant to their personal teaching practice
  3. identify suitable pedagogical research methodologies.


Project proposal and literature review (minimum 4000 words, 100%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours:

  • 2 contact hours per week (face-to-face and/or online)

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours independent study per week including literature search and review time, reading and private study time and completion of assessment activities

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


First degree or equivalent