In this unit, you will build on design and development work completed in earlier units to investigate a policy or practice issue in educational leadership relevant to your professional context. This will culminate in a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship that draws on your advanced theoretical knowledge, skills and practice. You are required to identify appropriate research questions to frame the study. You will liaise with a supervisor to develop and implement your project. Your research findings should be presented as a research report or a conference paper, journal article or artefact such as a professional learning resource. Discussion about your research findings should indicate ways in which the research might inform policy and practice in your context or educational jurisdiction. To enrol in this capstone unit, you must have completed units worth 24 Credit Points including EDED20497 Orientation to Educational Leadership, EDED20500 Engaging with Educational Research, and EDED20289 The Research Process for Educators or equivalent.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||7|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
EDED20497 Orientation to Educational Leadership
EDED20500 Engaging with Educational Research
EDED20289 The Research Process for Educators
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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.
|1. Research Proposal||0%|
|2. Project (applied)||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.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Research Proposal||•||•|
|2 - Project (applied)||•||•||•|
|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|
|1 - Research Proposal||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Project (applied)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|