This unit is for students enrolled in postgraduate courses and particularly the Master of Educational Leadership. It is a prerequisite unit to provide essential background for students undertaking research projects or theses/dissertations in education. Research methodologies and some research designs can cross the "boundaries" of different research frameworks or paradigms. The intention of the unit is to alert students to the differing strengths and weaknesses of various research designs and methodologies. Another important thrust of this unit is to convey some of the ethical-political issues that arise in doing research in educational contexts.
|Student Contribution Band||7|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Completion of 18 Credit Points
EDED20497 Orientation to Educational Leadership
EDED20500 Engaging with Educational Research
Completion of one additional 6 Credit Point unit from the Graduate Certificate or Master of Educational Studies
Or equivalent studies
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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|Residential School||No Residential School|
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||0%|
|2. Research Assignment||0%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Research Assignment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
|7 - Leadership||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
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|2 - Research Assignment||•||•||•||•||•||•|