Students conduct a systematic literature review in relation to an educational problem. In doing so, they draw on theory, knowledge and skills developed through their degree. Through negotiation with their lecturer, students undertake a review of relevant literature, by applying appropriate selection criteria for choosing and analysing the literature. Students collaborate to produce an evidence-based research report. The report demonstrates skilfulness in engaging in systematic processes of inquiring into a relevant topic.

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EED7001 - Research Methods in Education or

AED5001 - Education Research Design and Methods

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding regarding the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Priority and its application in various subjects across the curriculum;  
  2. Articulate understanding regarding the big challenges of our time as expressed through the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;  
  3. Conduct an investigation based on a systematic literature review; analyse and synthesise a range of literary materials to draw defensible conclusions;  
  4. Communicate research findings and develop evidence-based claims;  
  5. Collaborate to develop research capabilities.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Presentation of the research plan, research questions, research justification and how it is informed by relevant literature 25%
Research Paper Systematic literature review report 60%
Presentation Presentation to report the findings of the capstone investigation 15%
Total assessment for this unit will be 8,000 words or equivalent.

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