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EDMT6010 - EC Professional Research Project
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 12 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.250000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: 'R' grade for all previous 72 credit points including all professional experience placements
Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Alison Elliot

Classes: 3x3-hr workshop sessions prior to the internship, 5x3-hr on-campus workshops over internship, 2-day professional learning conference

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

This unit focuses on 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 is on the design, implementation, and reporting of a Professional Learning Research Project during the early childhood internship. The Research Project articulates the development and/or change of educational practice relevant to the intern's practice during the internship period. 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, interns are expected to demonstrate current knowledge and proficiency in using appropriate ICT tools to engage, support and/or document children's learning.
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