Innovation for Education

EDU80018 12 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours face to face + blended + Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.


Concurrent Pre-requisite (can be completed prior or at same time)
EDU80051 Professional Experience 2

Aims and objectives

In this unit, pre-service teachers are introduced to a range of educational research approaches with a view to having them identify with the role of the teacher-as-researcher. Pre-service teachers will conduct research to investigate innovations in education. This unit will develop the student’s capacity to engage in and critically evaluate innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Pre-service teachers are introduced to various types of research, and methods for gathering data in the study of the context, processes and outcomes of schooling. The unit prepares pre-service teachers to engage critically with research throughout their professional career. Pre-Service teachers will explore current and contemporary innovative practices for teaching and learning using an inquiry model and develop strategies for critical evaluation of a diverse range of approaches towards innovation and current practice. They will engage in research to design, develop and evaluate innovation in the education arena. This unit supports pre-service teachers in becoming leaders and innovators in their area of primary specialisation (primary education) and methods (secondary education) within educational settings

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and apply educational research to your professional practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner-focused, evidence-based decisions..
2. Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical knowledge and judgement to develop highly effective and innovative solution to an identified problem.
3. Undertake critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local, national and global contexts.
4. Apply high level problem-solving and critical and creative thinking to investigate local and global issues in education and masterfully articulate the implications of these issues, providing potential solutions to bring about positive change.

Courses with unit

BA-EDUSEC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
BB-EDSBUS Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Business
BB-EDSSC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-EDSART1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts