Supervised educational research dissertation of 20,000 words on a topic that is situated within the context of teaching and learning in higher education.
HEDU 590 is a reflection-based inquiry practice paper, requiring a student to design and carry out a small research project. Students learn skills and techniques for collecting original data on their topic of interest and analysing and presenting results. It is encouraged that students identify questions originating from their own experiences or relating to their work. However, a project can be an extension of a completed theoretical paper, such as HEDU 502. Recommended data collection methods include, but are not limited to, questionnaires, interviews, observation, content/theoretical analysis, learning analytics or user traces. A student works on HEDU 590 under the supervision of an academic staff member throughout the project.
|Paper title||Research Dissertation|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 16 February 2024)
1st Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 16 February 2024) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (13 February 2023 - 7 July 2023) (Distance learning)
2nd Non standard period (13 February 2023 - 7 July 2023) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,325.50|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- HEDU 501, HEDU 502, HEDU 503 and HEDU 504
- Limited to
- As one of the principal modes of teaching is on-line learning, all students are required to have access to the internet.
- Suitable for graduates who are currently teaching tertiary students in universities and tertiary institutions
- More information link
- View more information on the Higher Education Development Centre's website
- Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Tony Harland
- Paper Structure
- This paper is required for all Master's students. In this paper students are encouraged to explore research projects that will advance their learning and research skills beyond the limits of conventional knowledge or understanding of issues in their teaching and research practices.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
One-to-one supervision with an experienced researcher.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Course outline
Available on request from email@example.com
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Design and independently undertake a research study.