The Researching Professional (EDPZ5001)


This core unit is designed for EdD candidates in the first stage of coursework to prepare them to situate themselves as researching professionals and at the same time enhance their own professional practice. Students will engage in a critical analysis of their own professional practice and the professional practice of others. Students should develop a critical understanding of what constitutes the professions and professional practice both as a theoretical construct and as situated work. The unit provides students with the opportunity to engage with the research literature and to establish how different researchers approach the study of professional practice. On completion of the unit students should be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the body of knowledge in their area/s of investigation and how this relates to the broader area of professionalism.

Further unit of study information


seminars - first Thursday evening of semesters and the dates negotiated with students


2x3000wd assignments (2x50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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.