Action Research Project

The unit Action Research Project enables the student to develop competency in a research approach that enhances their ability to reflect, act and learn in their ministry/work context. It is designed to develop independent action research skills. The unit is an Elective unit which, when applied to a specific Discipline, forms part of a Major within that Discipline within the Bachelor awards.

This unit is generic and can be applied to any discipline or sub-discipline. A “research” generic unit can foster independent research and study skills. It can enhance initiative and creativity as students pursue ideas and areas of interest in the subject area. In this way, generic units seek to provide a learning environment that fosters increased independence in learning combined with more student-centredness.

Study Level



Can be offered in any discipline or sub discipline

Credit Points



144 Credit points.



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Plan an action research project that integrates established theory, professional practice, and personal development;
  2. Review current literature within the fields of the research project;
  3. Actively observe a work/ministry-based situation and apply established theories to the action being observed;
  4. Plan effectively for continuous improvement within the framework of best practice action research;
  5. Establish the research findings as reliable and trustworthy in accordance with best-practice action research.
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