Whether you are seeking to maintain accreditation at the level of Proficient Teacher or wish to build an evidence base before applying for accreditation as a Highly Accomplished Teacher, each module in this course will provide you with accredited hours of professional learning.
To receive accreditation at the Highly Accomplished Teacher level you are required to assemble evidence that shows you can support and assist less-experienced colleagues with all aspects of professional knowledge, practice and professional engagement. Compiling evidence of these skills is a component of this course. Each module will comprise 5 x two-hour workshops plus 10 hours of project time developing a portfolio and conducting a professional learning project.
Completing modules 1 and 2 of Action Research will contribute 20 hours each of NESA-registered professional development, addressing 6.1.3, 6.2.3 and 6.3.3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher and Highly Accomplished Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
In this module you will learn to develop the research skills necessary to support an action-research inquiry. You will read and critique prior research focused on schools and classrooms, and use a range of data-collection strategies and methods of analysis appropriate to educational contexts. In conjunction with using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, throughout the module you will create an annotated portfolio of evidence that reflects your learning about action-research methodology.
You will be asked to bring your draft portfolio entries to discuss and reflect on with peers during the workshops. The entries should be completed progressively across the course. As this is a master's level unit of study, you will be expected to use American Psychology Association (APA) referencing throughout the portfolio entries when analysing readings. The portfolio will be due about two weeks after the final session of the module.
Building on the content of module 1, this module will support you to develop and lead an action-research project of your own design. You will work with the presenter and colleagues to:
Workshop content will be designed collaboratively to meet your learning needs and the demands of your project design. For example, this may include a workshop session on writing for publication, as a way to share findings with the broader education community.
As this is a master's level unit of study, you will be expected to use American Psychology Association (APA) referencing throughout the portfolio entries when analysing readings. The portfolio will be due approximately two weeks after the final session of the module.
Each module costs $770* per person including GST. Individual schools or communities of schools who have a minimum of 20 participants and a venue for the workshops can contact us to discuss a reduced rate.
Module 1 – All Tuesdays, 4.30–6.30pm | Register
April 7 | April 28 | May 12 | May 26 | June 9
Module 2 – All Tuesdays, 4.30–6.30pm | Register
August 11 | August 25 | September 15 | October 13 | November 3