EDED20496 - Teacher as Researcher: Using Student Data to Improve Educational Outcomes

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit requires you to engage with student data for the purposes of improving student learning and educational outcomes. You will plan and implement a research project, which requires the collection and analysis of data from a 'real world' teaching context during their Internship. A project report will then be presented that documents the collection and analysis of specific data, identifying implications for teaching practice, making recommendations for improved student learning outcomes, and indicating how you would modify learning goals and teaching practices to enhance learning outcomes for students. You will engage with literature associated with the specific teaching and learning issue being investigated. You will also explore ethical considerations when collecting, analysing, evaluating and interpreting student data and investigate issues of working confidentially and professionally within a values-based context.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite EDFE20037 Professional Praxis 4: Transition to Teaching

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.69% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
Assessment marking
Recommendation
Maintain quick turnaround time for task 1 and feedback specificity.
Action Taken
Turnaround time for assessment was prior to the usual two week period with in depth feedback provided on students' assessment documents using track changes in addition to global assessment feedback being provided on the criteria sheets.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
Assessment Task 2
Recommendation
Review clarity of Task 2 description and requirements.
Action Taken
Additional live and recorded Zoom sessions were provided as well as student drop in consultation sessions to assist in clarifying the requirements for AT2.
Source: Qualitative student feedback evaluation via Moodle.
Feedback
Corequisite units were not available to all students to assist in the completion of the assessment items.
Recommendation
Ensure all students are currently enrolled in the corequisite praxis so that they can complete the assessment required by accessing a classroom situation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Qualitative and Quantitative feedback from student evaluation via Moodle.
Feedback
Moodle site seems difficult to navigate, especially when accessing the required resources for activities and assessment.
Recommendation
A revamp of the Moodle site is required to include perhaps a separate and dedicated section for all resources rather than having resources dispersed under their relevant topic area as this has seemed to confuse some students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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