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HEDU590 Research Dissertation

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Supervised educational research of 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
Paper code HEDU590
Subject Higher Education
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 12 February 2021), 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 12 February 2021), 2nd Non standard period (17 February 2020 - 3 July 2020), 2nd Non standard period (17 February 2020 - 3 July 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,094.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $13,983.00

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Limited to
MHEd
Notes
All students are required to have access to the Internet.
Eligibility
Suitable for graduates who are currently teaching tertiary students in universities and tertiary institutions
Contact
hedc@otago.ac.nz
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
One-to-one supervision with an experienced researcher
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course outline
Available on request from HEDC
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Design and independently undertake a research study.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 12 February 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 12 February 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (17 February 2020 - 3 July 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (17 February 2020 - 3 July 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

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
Paper code HEDU590
Subject Higher Education
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 11 February 2022), 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 11 February 2022), 2nd Non standard period (15 February 2021 - 9 July 2021), 2nd Non standard period (15 February 2021 - 9 July 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
HEDU 501, HEDU 502, HEDU 503 and HEDU 504
Limited to
MHEd
Notes
As one of the principal modes of teaching is on-line learning, all students are required to have access to the internet.
Eligibility
Suitable for graduates who are currently teaching tertiary students in universities and tertiary institutions
Contact
hedc@otago.ac.nz
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
One-to-one supervision with an experienced researcher
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course outline
Available on request from HEDC
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Design and independently undertake a research study.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 11 February 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 11 February 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (15 February 2021 - 9 July 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (15 February 2021 - 9 July 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard