University of Technology Sydney

028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher

6cp; 1hr lecture (week 1), 9 x 2hr workshops (weeks 1–9), 15-day school practicum placement
Requisite(s): (028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching AND 028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management AND 028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning AND 028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management AND (120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10350 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10349 Bachelor of Education (Primary) Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10444 Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Languages and Cultures))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): C10209 Bachelor of Educational Studies


The subject aims to challenge students' thinking about and understanding of crucial aspects of the work of the teacher in the classroom and school community. It engages students in two key focal areas: (1) identification, critical analysis and interpretation of research to inform classroom practice, and (2) development of skills to design, implement and share the findings of practitioner research. To this end, the subject examines the role that educational research can play to inform classroom practice. Students read and interpret a range of research studies from different paradigms and perspectives in an individually negotiated area of professional interest, which informs their understanding of quality teaching and its impact on student learning. Students then undertake an action learning project informed by their reading of research and present their findings to peers and lecturers.

Typical availability

Autumn D session, City campus

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