In this unit of study students enhance their skills and knowledge by exploring a particular field of education and/or training that they regard as directly related to their own interests. Students identify a particular theoretical and/or professional interest they have and then embark on a guided, largely independent in-depth critical study related to their interest. Students have a level of independence and flexibility in how they construct and present their learning. The study may stem from material introduced in other coursework units, professional contexts or link to the students' intended research topic depending on what stage they are up to in their course of study. Aspects of social justice, sustainability and/or communities of learning should inform the study.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on and evaluate different approaches related to a topic of inquiry;  
  2. Analyse and critique multiple perspectives and theories;  
  3. Formulate a conceptual and theoretical overview of contemporary issues related to a topic of inquiry;  
  4. Investigate and design a negotiated artefact;  
  5. Justify new ideas or ways of considering an area of educational research.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Group presentation 30%
Report Negotiated written report 30%
Project Negotiated artefact 40%
Total assessment for this unit will be 8,000 words or equivalent.

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