Professional Research Project (EDMT6012)


Among the central features of the Master of Teaching course lie the interplay between research, policy and practice, and the need for teachers to critically reflect on their practices and transform them as a consequence of this analysis. The central focus of this unit of study is on the design, implementation, and reporting of a Professional Research Project (PRP) undertaken by each candidate during the Internship. The PRP articulates the development and/or change of their teaching practice. This generally relates to some improvement of, or significant development in, a candidate's teaching practice in the classroom and the impacts on the intended outcomes of student learning. In addition to a focus on researching in context, students are expected to demonstrate current knowledge and proficiency in using appropriate ICT tools to engage and support student learning.

Further unit of study information


1 day research preparation workshop; 4x2-hr tutorials ; 2-day Post Internship Conference following completion of EDMT6018 Internship


1000wd research proposal (10%), 2000wd research presentation (20%), 7000-8000 wd research report (70%)


Ewing, R. & Simons, J. (2004). Beyond the script: Take two. Newtown, NSW: PETA.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

72 credit points of units



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.