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  1. 1. 7806EPS Making Sense of Educational Research Introduction to the course, resources and schedules
  2. 2. Dr Jason Zagami <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>0755528454 </li></ul><ul><li>G30 Room 3.23 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Module One <ul><ul><ul><li>This module aims to: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>introduce you to the course and to each other </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>identify resources that will update and extend your information literacy skills </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Who are we? <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>What program are you enrolled in? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hope to do when you finish this program? </li></ul><ul><li>Areas/Issues that you are interested in </li></ul>
  5. 5. Course Focus <ul><li>understanding education in a global society (a focus on educational issues); </li></ul><ul><li>understanding how we know about education (a focus on how research informs our knowledge of education and, therefore, on how to read, and act on, educational research in order to strengthen the nexus between research & practice) </li></ul><ul><li>understanding how we show what we know about education (a focus on academic and information literacy skills and on issues such as plagiarism and ethical research). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Questions <ul><li>What are the educational issues facing Australian schools in a global society? </li></ul><ul><li>How can educational research inform our knowledge and understanding of these issues and so enhance educational policies and practices? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we demonstrate this knowledge in academic and other professional contexts? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Course Modules <ul><li>Module 1 (Week 1 tutorial) </li></ul><ul><li>Module 2 (Week 2 tutorial) </li></ul><ul><li>Module 3 (Week 3 tutorial) </li></ul><ul><li>Module 4 (Week 4 Saturday workshop) </li></ul><ul><li>Module 5 (Week 9 Saturday workshop) </li></ul><ul><li>Module 6 (Week 11 tutorial) </li></ul>
  8. 8. On-campus Classes <ul><li>Monday Evening Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>26 July (Week 1); 2 August (Week 2); 9 August(Week 3); 4 October (Week 11) </li></ul><ul><li>G30 2.14; 5-8pm </li></ul><ul><li>Saturday Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>1 August 2010 (Week 4) Gold Coast campus 9-4 </li></ul><ul><li>25 August 2010 (Week 9) Mt Gravatt campus 9-4 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teaching Strategies <ul><li>4 evening tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>2 Saturday workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Study notes for each of the 6 Modules - these notes will be posted on the web progressively through the semester (available to all students) </li></ul><ul><li>Course Wiki (an important learning tool for all students) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Assessment Due 6 September Due 8 November
  11. 11. Introducing yourself as an Educator <ul><li>Who are you? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe yourself as an educator as you were when you first entered the education sector? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe yourself as an educator now? How has your sense of self as an educator changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you see yourself going? Think about what you would like to achieve in the Master of Education program and in your professional life when you graduate. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Module 1 Activity 1 <ul><li>Use you answers to the who are you as an educator to create an introductory paragraph and add this to the course wiki. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is information literacy? Why do you think it might be important to you as a postgraduate student?
  14. 14. Information Literacy <ul><li>What is information literacy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information literate people are those who know when they need information, and are then able to identify, locate, evaluate, organise, and effectively use information to address and help solve personal, job related , or broader social issues and problems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(UNESCO, 2002) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What are your information literacy needs? <ul><li>Now that you are working at a postgraduate level what are you information literacy needs? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to know how to do? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources For Information Literary Skills <ul><li>Organisations to join </li></ul><ul><li>Library Research Tutorial (LRT) </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate Research Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate Information Research Skills (PIRS) </li></ul>
  17. 17. To Enrol in Organisations <ul><li>1. Click on the &quot;Organisations&quot; tab at the top of the welcome page </li></ul><ul><li>2. In the Organisation search box type in </li></ul><ul><li>“ library” for the LRT </li></ul><ul><li>“ postgraduate research kit” for the Postgraduate Research Kit </li></ul><ul><li>“ postgraduate information research skills” for PIRS </li></ul><ul><li>3. Click on the Go button </li></ul><ul><li>4. Click on the enrol button, which appears next to the link to the organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Click &quot;Submit&quot; to enrol </li></ul>
  18. 18. Search in Organisations - GO
  19. 19. Click on Enrol
  20. 20. Select Submit
  21. 21. Success
  22. 22. Library Research Tutorial
  23. 23. Postgraduate Research Kit
  24. 24. PIRS
  25. 25. PIRS
  26. 26. PIRS Self Assessment
  27. 27. Learning Plan Development
  28. 28. Module 1 Activity 2 <ul><li>Use the ERIC database to find two articles in an area that interests you. </li></ul><ul><li>Read the articles </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the answers to the following sentences: </li></ul><ul><li>1. I found… </li></ul><ul><li>2. I was surprised to find… </li></ul><ul><li>3. I had difficulties with… </li></ul><ul><li>4. The most/valuable information literacy skill I developed was… </li></ul><ul><li>5. I would like to investigate further… </li></ul><ul><li>Post your answers in the course wiki. Your answers to these questions will form the basis for future work in Module 3 so be sure to enter them by Week 3. </li></ul>
  29. 29. At the end of this module, you should have: <ul><li>Read and understand the course outline </li></ul><ul><li>Made contact with the convenor regarding any concerns raised from review of the course outline </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced yourself to the other students in the course by posting an introduction on the course Wiki (Module 1 Activity 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Entered your answers to the five questions in Module 1 Activity 2 on the course Wiki. </li></ul>