Location:
Footscray Park Campus

Study level:
Postgraduate

Credit points:
12

The aim of this unit is to provide an opportunity to examine evidence-based pedagogic literature, think more deeply about the role of an educator, and to engage in a systematic and evidence-based investigation of teaching and learning practice in order to improve practice.

Students will develop a proposal to undertake an evidence-based approach to improve their teaching for learning practice. The unit supports the consideration of ethical aspects of both evaluating teaching and making improvements to practice.

This unit will be offered in semester 2, 2020.

Please note: This course is for VU staff only.

Unit details

Students will plan to undertake a project in an area of interest in order to develop a critical understanding of current educational practice in tertiary education based on educational research.

The unit supports the consideration of ethical aspects of both evaluating teaching and making improvements to practice based on research findings.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students are expected to be able to:

  • utilise evidence-based and scholarly strategies to independently identify a critical issue in their educational practice
  • source and use evidence-based literature to inform improved practice related to this issue in a variety of contexts
  • design a detailed educational investigation based on a systematic review of the literature and ethical principles
  • develop an ethically appropriate dissemination plan.

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Learning and teaching issue 30%
Report Proposal: Educational investigation and dissemination 70%

Required reading

Research proposals: A practical guide

Denscombe, Martyn, 2012
Open University Press: Maidenhead

How to apply

You can apply for this unit as part of the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education.