Details for Education Research Project Capstone

Note: This subject replaces EDU593 from Semester 1 2024 onwards.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU598
  • Credit points: 10


Prerequisites for this subject are: Completion of the required four core subjects (40 cps), 1 elective subject (10 cp), and EDU595 Research Methods (10 cp).

Awards offering Education Research Project Capstone

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

As a reflection of the calling of Christian teachers to explore ways of serving God with integrity in educational leadership, this capstone involves the identification of a researchable problem in education to be investigated in ways which uphold biblical standards of integrity and fairness. Students are to apply an appropriate research methodology to address the problem or gain insights into furthering its possible solution. To report on this research, a short formal thesis will be produced which should be critically shaped by biblically informed experience of education, and have the potential to benefit Christian school communities. 


  • LO1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research methodologies and their inherent worldview commitments.                    
  • LO2. Critically analyse and appraise the nature and role of the research process and its potential to renew, refresh, inform or transform practice within a Christian educational / leadership context. 
  • LO3. Communicate project results and discussion through a written thesis.
  • LO4. With extensive reference to pertinent literature and from a biblical perspective, design and conduct an appropriate research project in order to address the problem in ways that fit into a faithful Christian education community.                     
  • LO5. Critically reflect on and provide suggestions for further research that could serve the wider Christian education community.

Subject Content

  • Tutorial 1: Research as an Academic Activity
  • Tutorial 2: Designing the Research Project
  • Tutorial 3: Writing a Research Proposal
  • Tutorial 4: Data Analysis and Writing a Research Report (Minor Thesis)

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face
  • Intensive
  • E-learning

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical reflective pieces (20%)
  • Individual presentation (20%)
  • Minor thesis (60%)

Prescribed Text

Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2018). Research methods in education (8th ed.). Routledge.