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EC Professional Research Project - EDMT6010

The central focus of this unit is the design, implementation, and reporting of a Professional Learning Research Project during the early childhood extended placement (EDMT6009 Professional Internship. The Professional Research Project articulates development of and/or change of educational practice relevant to the intern's practice over the 9 weeks of the placement. It generally relates to some improvement of, or significant development in teaching practice in the early childhood centre and the impacts on the intended outcomes of children's learning. In addition to a focus on researching in context, students are expected to demonstrate current knowledge and proficiency to engage, support and/or document children's learning. The Professional Research Project must be developed in collaboration with the supervising teacher or centre director. Projects should focus on application of knowledge, skills and understandings around early childhood teaching and learning, exploration of an aspect of the legal, social and ethical responsibilities in the centre, or implementation of an aspect the Early Years Learning Framework.

Classes
1x1hr weekly lecture and 2x1-hr workshops/consultations over internship for 8 weeks, and a 2-day professional learning conference

Assessment
2000wd research plan (20%) and 5000wd written research report (50%) and formal presentation at research conference (30%)

Textbooks
MacNaughton, G. and Hughes, P. (2008). Doing Action Research in Early Childhood Studies: A Step by Step Guide. Melbourne: McGraw-Hill Education

Pre-requisites

72 credit points of units

Co-requisites

EDMT6009

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Marianne Fenech
HECS Band: 1
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