Provides an opportunity to develop organisational research skills and investigate critically the literature relating to an agreed area with a view to identifying research possibilities. Students will be assisted to develop skills in literature searching, the analysis of research reports, the creation of a bibliographic data base, and the development and production of a short literature review. An essential requirement of this unit will be the identification of a research problem to be investigated for the purposes of successfully completing the two research project units, EDU93111 and EDU93112.
Topic 1. Selecting and Scoping a Literature Review Topic – “Indulging Your Curiosity”
Topic 2. Developing an Annotated Bibliography – “Keeping a Record”
Topic 3. Analysing a Research Report – “Looking More Deeply”
Topic 4. Taking a Position – “Relating Research to your Interests and Needs”
Topic 5. Writing Persuasively – “Telling Others”
Topic 6. Responding to a Reviewer – “Listening to Advice”
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||1. Locate information relevant to a topic of choice for possible future research.||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|2||2. Analyse and critique information relevant to the topic of choice.||Communication and social skills|
|3||3. Formulate and write a well-structured literature review.||Intellectual rigour|
|4||4. Demonstrate sound organisational, referencing and citation skills.||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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