Conducting Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education

10 Units

In this course participants learn about contemporary and emerging qualitative research approaches to inquire into a professional issue of their choice. The course includes the opportunity to design and implement a small scale early childhood investigation using qualitative methods such as researching with children, participatory action research, community development as research, or visual research methods. The project is based on a critical review of the literature conducted in EDUC6264. This course enables participants to engage with the idea of becoming a teacher researcher and provides them with theoretical and practical tools to do that. There will be also opportunity to practice that in the course with the mentoring of the lecturer.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This course provides students with the opportunity to:

  1. Investigate a selected research method in depth and apply it to a workplace-based project focused on teacher change.
  2. Study processes and practices suitable for teacher led research.
  3. Investigate an issue in the workplace.
  4. Write a professional publication suitable for potential publication.

The following list indicates indicative course content:

  • Writing a research question.

  • Selecting a research method.

  • Designing and implementing a teacher change project.

  • Data collection.

  • Data analysis.

  • Dissemination of research for a public audience.

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge NA
Modes of Delivery Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
  • Projects - Paper outlining project findings (50%)
  • Reports - Research Plan (50%)
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 5 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 7 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6265

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