D3701 - Bachelor of Education (Honours) - 2017

Honours - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Education.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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Course type

One-year honours

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Students have a maximum of three years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and enrolment must be continuous.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)


Bachelor of Education (Honours)


This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in the discipline of education for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on your selected topic, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. This course offers a pathway to higher degree research in education.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. understand various research approaches in education and related fields of inquiry
  2. display a high level of content mastery in a substantive issue or problem domain within education
  3. demonstrate the capacity to design, frame, conduct and report a small-scale inquiry in education.


This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your field within education and research methodologies appropriate to your field. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.


This course comprises 48 points: Part A. Coursework (24 points) and Part B. Research (24 points)

All units are 12 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Coursework (24 points)

Students complete:

  • EDF5613 Research approaches in education

and one of:

  • EDF5635 Leading capable organisations
  • EDF5636 Leading organisational decision making
  • EDF5637 Inner leadership: Understanding self and others
  • EDF5645 Educating the gifted
  • EDF5646 Talent development and diversity
  • EDF5647 Technology and education key issues and debates
  • EDF5648 Instructional design: Harnessing digital technologies for learning
  • EDF5649 Language and literacies across educational contexts
  • EDF5650 Literacy leadership in schools, workplaces and communities
  • EDF5651 Developing expertise in mathematics education
  • EDF5653 Research perspectives in music education
  • EDF5654 Teaching music: Theory and practice
  • EDF5655 Expertise in teaching
  • EDF5657 Indigenous perspectives in professional practice
  • EDF5658 Young people: Culture, communities and education
  • EDF5659 Building partnerships with families and communities
  • EDF5661 Designing learning for adults
  • EDF5662 Leading local, rural and regional learning and participation
  • EDF5663 Education and globalisation in the Asian century
  • EDF5664 Learning through participation
  • EDF5665 Environmental education, design and learning for sustainability
  • EDF5666 Education, development and ecological sustainability
  • EDF5674 Engaging with practices of contemporary science
  • EDF5810 VCAL and VET at school

Part B. Research (24 points)

Students complete:

Progression to further studies

Graduates of this course who achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent over the course and a minimum mark of 65 per cent in the thesis units EDF5151 and EDF5152 are eligible to apply for admission to 3204 Master of Education, a research degree by thesis and coursework.

Graduates who achieve a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent over the course and a minimum mark of 70 per cent in the thesis are eligible to apply for admission to 0079 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).