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EDUC456 Assignment 1: Essay Guidelines

Weight:

30%

Length:

1000 words
BEDStud 2000 words

Topic
The focus of Action Research is on you and improving your
teaching practice. Stronger student achievements are an outcome of your
improved practice. The action research model is therefore an important
professional research tool for early career teachers.

Discuss the processes and components of action research in light of this


statement. In your answer explain the importance of lived experience and
the three components of Maxwells reconnaissance stage.

You can modify the order or combine the headings in the template provided if you
wish.
Please remember to use in-text referencing and a complete bibliography
Convert to pdf and submit via Moodle e-submission
Please note the word length for BEDStuds students is 2000 words. For all other
students the word count is 1000 words.

Thank you
Dr Adele Nye

EDUC456 Reflective Practitioner 1 Assignment 1

Assessment

Assignment 1: EDUC456
Essay Template
SURNAME:
FIRST NAME:
Final Grade:

Desirable

Final Mark:

HD

Less desirable

Topic addressed
throughout (NSWIT 6.1.3,
6.1.7)

Topic addressed only


superficially, or not at all

Argument developed
logically and coherently

Argument illogical or lacking


coherence

Evidence provided to
back up argument

Evidence missing; argument


develops by assertion only

Personal reflections are


related to the topic and
are thoughtful and
insightful (6.1.1, 6.1.2)

Personal reflections
superficial or not related to
topic

Literature is highly
relevant to the topic

Literature mainly irrelevant


to the topic

Key literature items


analysed and critiqued

Key literature items used


mainly descriptively

Referencing follows the


University guidelines
(APA)

Referencing inadequate or
fails to follow guidelines

Correct grammar,
spelling and punctuation

Numerous grammatical,
spelling and punctuation
errors

Comments

EDUC456 Reflective Practitioner 1 Assignment 1

Self-Assessment Criteria
Please assess your essay against the following criteria the marker will provide
feedback to you that take into account your self-assessment.
Please simply place an X in the table cell to indicate your self-assessment for each
criteria.

Desirable

HD

Less desirable

Topic addressed
throughout (NSWIT 6.1.3,
6.1.7)

Topic addressed only


superficially, or not at all

Argument developed
logically and coherently

Argument illogical or lacking


coherence

Evidence provided to
back up argument

Evidence missing; argument


develops by assertion only

Personal reflections are


related to the topic and
are thoughtful and
insightful (6.1.1, 6.1.2)

Personal reflections
superficial or not related to
topic

Literature is highly
relevant to the topic

Literature mainly irrelevant


to the topic

Key literature items


analysed and critiqued

Key literature items used


mainly descriptively

Referencing follows the


University guidelines
(APA)

Referencing inadequate or
fails to follow guidelines

Correct grammar,
spelling and punctuation

Numerous grammatical,
spelling and punctuation
errors

EDUC456 Reflective Practitioner 1 Assignment 1