|Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Foundations Res Educ|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||099999 - Society and Culture not elsewh|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||19 September 2020|
Examiner: Yvonne Findlay
It is important for Education practitioners to have a sound understanding of the foundations of research in Education in order to design a brief for a research study to be implemented in the future.
This course introduces learners to the nature and purpose of the literature review in educational research. They will: explore theoretical and conceptual frameworks related to their research project; develop an understanding of critical literacy skills; develop research questions as a response to the findings in literature review; and, develop skills in academic writing.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- critically analyse theoretical understandings of education research (Assignments 1 and 2);
- critically analyse published literature related to research topics (Assignments 1 and 2);
- synthesise literature to produce a logical and well-supported literature review (Assignment 3);
- design a research question or questions based on a critical analysis of published academic and professional literature (Assignment 1);
- create a theoretical and a conceptual framework for a research project (Assignment 2);
- use appropriate academic language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and referencing (Assignments 1 and 2).
|1.||Theoretical underpinnings of research in education||20.00|
|2.||Theoretical and Conceptual frameworks||20.00|
|3.||Developing a methodological and conceptual framework related to a specific research topic||20.00|
|4.||Critical analysis of published academic literature||20.00|
|5.||Writing a literature review and develop a research question or questions||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=EDR8801)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||15||15||13 Aug 2020|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||45||45||17 Sep 2020|
|ASSIGNMENT 3||40||40||22 Oct 2020|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.
Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course.