EDU590 Capstone Review

On the completion of postgraduate study, as with any worthwhile education project, it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of the course. The postgraduate Education Masters usually will have taken a number of years and during that time students will have been engaged in a wide range of learning situations at personal and professional levels. This summative, capstone subject encourages reflection on the learning that has taken place specifically as a result of the MEd course. This engagement with professional learning is considered from the perspectives of course study, personal transformation, and assistance with government and school compliance and accreditation.

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EDU593 Education Research Project

This capstone, education research project involves the identificatrion of a researchable problem within education and the application of a research methodology in order to solve the problem or give insights into its possible solution.

Finally, a formal, short thesis is to be produced as a research report.

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EDU594 Reflexive Teaching through Action Research

The demands on educators to improve teaching practice in order to provide the graduate output governments demand, has led to a vast array of research being conducted by academics and others into how this may be accomplished. One form of research, however, places understanding, research, and improved practice in the hands of educators themselves. That form is the powerful professional development activity known as Action Research. This subject teaches the basics of action research and show how it may be used to improve classroom practice in the immediate and long term. 

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EDU597 Reflexive Leading through Action Research

The demands on educational leaders to improve the quality of schooling has led to a vast array of research being conducted by academics and others into how this may be accomplished. One form of research, however, places understanding, research, and improved practice in the hands of educational leaders themselves. That form is the powerful professional development activity known as Action Research. This subject teaches the basics of action research and show how it may be used to improve leadership practice in the immediate and long term. 

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