HED5041 - Research project development and implementation - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Dr Chan Chang Tik


Dr Chan Chang Tik

Unit guides



  • First semester (extended) 2018 (Flexible)




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 (Higher education project: Design and literature review). 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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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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