Draws together the scholarly activity of three pre-requisite units in order to advance a scholarship of academic practice. Participants identify emerging issues and priorities for their own professional practice and to pursue a focus of enquiry as relevant to their professional context. Professional enquiry is transformed into a scholarly work for wider dissemination.
Prior completion of a research project
It is assumed that during at least one of the prerequisite units of present postgraduate study, participants will have undertaken a scholarly project and/or data collection of some kind.
Topic 1 - Reflective practice, self-analysis, critique and planning for professional learning
Topic 2 - The framework of Boyer's four scholarships and its relevance to professional inquiry
Topic 3 - Challenges and opportunities in the current context of academic practice in higher education
Topic 4 - The processes and practices of professional scholarly inquiry
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||reflect and critique their own formal and informal professional learning||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||identify emerging issues and priorities to foster their own continuing professional learning||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|3||pursue professional inquiry on a significant issue within the organisational context||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||review and critically appraise scholarly literature relevant to their inquiry||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|5||disseminate the results of inquiry to a wider audience.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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