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 Second semester (extended) 2015 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chan Chang Tik


The aim of this unit is to bring about an increased awareness into research-led teaching, professional research skills, and research writing skills. In this unit, candidates implement and systematically study the project designed in HED5031. This will enable them to investigate and improve their own teaching practice. Candidates shall discuss the principles of research-led teaching and its implementation in the respective discipline. This unit is offered through independent study.


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

  1. apply their knowledge and skills to experience research as a key area of academic work.
  2. demonstrate the skills associated with planning and implementing academic research of various types
  3. connect the principles and practices of research-led teaching and learning to their own discipline
  4. develop the ability to edit and write research reports and/or publications
  5. communicate research findings at an advanced level


Research report (3000 words, 70%)
Personal reflection (500 words, 15%)
Online forum (500 words equivalent, 15%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload comprises:

(a.) Contact hours:

  • 12 contact hours in workshops, each workshop may vary in length, but on average would be expected to be 3 to 4 hours (one half day each).

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • approximately 8 - 10 hours of independent study per week comprising literature and web searches, reading/reflection time, and completions of assessment activities.

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Chief examiner(s)


First degree or equivalent