|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: EDR8801 and EDR8802
An important outcome of study at the Masters level is that learners should be able to plan and execute independent projects which consolidate, build upon and apply the capabilities developed through their program of study. A project undertaken at, or towards, the end of the program is a suitable instrument for demonstrating these capabilities. A student must have at least successfully completed four specialisation courses, plus EDR8801 and EDR8802 before enrolling into this course. This course enables students to synthesise the knowledge and skills developed in earlier courses of their program, into an approved professional project focused on a key aspect of their areas of interest/specialisations.
Learners will, with guidance from a member of Faculty staff as their supervisor, plan and execute an independent project which is clearly related to their overall program of study. This two-unit project is intended to meet the needs of learners who wish to include a research or evaluation component in their Masters program by providing a venue in which a research or evaluation project can be undertaken to apply and/or extend knowledge developed in their program of study. The project should lead to the preparation of a substantial written report or journal article presented at an appropriately recognised scholarly standard. Project reports must reflect mastery of the content of current literature and of knowledge and skills developed by the learner in his/her prior program. This course will operate on the basis of frequent individual consultation and feedback between the student and the staff member nominated as the project supervisor. Before enrolling in the course, the student should have discussed the proposed project with the Specialisation Coordinator, and the Faculty member who would act as supervisor, PRIOR to submitting their project proposal for this course. Successful completion of this course may lead to enrolment into the DEDU or PHD. Students need to meet the requirements of these programs.