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EDR9000 Doctor of Education Thesis A

Semester 1, 2022 Online
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Version produced : 2 July 2022


Examiner: Dorothy Andrews


Pre-requisite: EDR9002 and EDR8900 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: DEDU


This course requires students with the opportunity to design, conduct and report a significant research project to be assessed by external examiners as warranting the award of the Doctor of Education qualification. It requires students to demonstrate the capacity to integrate empirical, methodological and theoretical knowledge at an advanced level in ways that relate to and contribute to current professional knowledge and practices in contemporary educational settings.

Part-time candidates should enrol in this course for each semester of the dissertation/folio component of the Doctor of Education program. This will normally be for a total of eighteen units. If two electives are included in the program pathway, students will normally enrol in 16 units. It is expected that the following elements will normally be completed by students working in close consultation with their supervisors: For students preparing a DISSERTATION - Writing and presenting a confirmation proposal; If appropriate, conducting a pilot or small-scale study; Collecting and analysing data; Writing successive versions of the chapters constituting the dissertation. For students preparing a FOLIO - Writing and presenting a confirmation proposal; Conducting and writing a formal research report; Writing an analytical thematic statement; Completing one or two other components as required for the folio.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. apply advanced research principles and practices to professional educational contexts;
  2. critically interpret and apply knowledge from published research to professional practice;
  3. select and apply appropriate research methods to conduct an independent research project;
  4. make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice;
  5. communicate understandings about published research and the findings of own research;
  6. demonstrate competence in appropriate use of language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and bibliographic referencing.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Independent study, including review of relevant literature and development of conceptual framework as appropriate 25.00
2. Research, including data collection and data analysis 25.00
3. Preparation of professional materials, interventions and evaluations as appropriate 25.00
4. Portfolio, including exposition, professional artefacts and scholarly papers 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

American Psychological Association 2020, Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edn, Author, Washington, DC.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Date printed 2 July 2022