Narrative and Discourse Analysis in Education

10 Units

This course explores how narrative and discourse analytic approaches can be used in educational research. It will explore the emergence of narrative inquiry and discourse analysis in the social sciences, and examine the issues and debates that centre on their use as research methodologies.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically engage with contemporary issues and debates around narrative inquiry and discourse analysis in educational and social science research;
  2. Explore the ethics and use of narrative inquiry and discourse analysis as research methodologies;
  3. Develop a capacity for presenting and evaluating narrative and discourse analytic research; and
  4. Develop a capacity to design research projects based on narrative and discourse analysis.

The following list indicates indicative course content:

  • Contemporary issues and debates about narrative inquiry and discourse analysis in educational and social science research.
  • The ethics of narrative and discourse analysis as research methodologies.
  • Narrative methods of inquiry (i.e. bibliography, auto-ethnography, collective biography, etc.)
  • Discourse analytic approaches (i.e. Foucauldian, Critical Discourse Analysis, etc.)
  • Research design.
  • Approaches to presenting narrative and discourse analytic research.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Evaluating narrative based inquiry
  • Written Assignment: Designing narrative or discourse based research
Contact Hours
  • Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Distance students to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term. Course may include an optional residential school. For on-campus mode, the online learning activities may be replaced by a weekly seminar.)
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6296
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