Realising Sustainable Middle Years Reform

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

An online postgraduate unit provided by Griffith University and Open Universities Australia, Realising Sustainable Middle Years Reform draws on educational research literature based in disciplines such as educational sociology, philosophy and psychology to help you identify a suitable research topic based around middle years schooling. Your final proposal should relate to relevant principles of middle schooling such as middle years curriculum, pedagogy, school reform, culture and educational psychology.

On completion of this unit you will have identified the research topic or question you wish to pursue, and will have created a proposal that frames your area of study appropriately. You will undertake appropriate literature reviews and demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of related research in the field. A literature review will accompany your draft proposal to form the basis of your project, which will be undertaken as part of the subsequent Action Research in the Middle Years unit.

This unit is delivered via a range of learning methods and resources, including blogs, podcasting, embedded multimedia, standard media, glossary and wikis. Assessment consists of the submission of an annotated research proposal and a research-based literature review.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

It’s recommended that you have completed, or have equivalent knowledge of, the following:

  • Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling
  • Understand Middle Years Learners

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education

Areas of study

In this Realising Sustainable Middle Years Reform unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to the unit, the middle years: what's it all about?
  • Challenges of and processes for middle years reform
  • Identifying research issues/questions
  • Linking research issues with appropriate middle years literature
  • Linking research issues with appropriate research literature
  • Student presentation on research issue/question
  • Critical analysis (group discussion) of research issues/questions
  • Ethical considerations
  • Thinking about theories and paradigms and research design for action research projects
  • Individual consultation on proposals
  • Group discussion of issues arising from individual project proposals
  • Looking towards implementation: when and how of implementation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit helps you to prepare a research proposal that will form a key part of your study of the Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education. You will have an opportunity to identify an area of particular interest to you and develop the tools to bring in a range of theoretical principles and research practices appropriate to close academic study of your chosen topic.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Realising Sustainable Middle Years Reform from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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