RESEARCH BEYOND BORDERS

HMK3RBB

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

Students in Research Beyond Borders are introduced to the exciting world of global research and varying contexts. Is interdisciplinary research or even discipline-specific research conducted differently overseas? How does research compare between University and non-University sectors? As a prelude to the International Study tour, students will prepare a research brief which appraises the challenges and opportunities of conducting research in a global context. Students will also collate research findings on topics relating to the study tour theme and present them in an online format. Using the knowledge and experience they have gained throughout the Hallmark Program, students will evaluate their research projects from the previous year in an international context, develop their digital literacy proficiency and present their findings to a forum of their peers with a view to online publication.

SchoolLa Trobe Learning & Teaching

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCraig Horton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the Hallmark Program and must have completed HMK2RIA.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Prepare for a study tour to a non-english speaking country

Activities:
Researching study tour theme and identifying research contacts in selected country
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Critically evaluate research findings on an online platform

Activities:
Analyse results from a group project, collate the findings in an online blog and deliver an oral presentation to peers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Create and communicate research outcomes to stakeholders

Activities:
Write entries for the online blog and present results in a 15 minute oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

04. Demonstrate leadership skills by actively engaging in a class activity.

Activities:
Complete a class leadership activity including online component
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Work with a small team to research and plan a range of activities in preparation for the study tour and for semester 2.

Activities:
Present a complete plan for a two-hour master class in semester 2; work in groups to create online blog
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Demonstrate digital literacy skills proficiency.

Activities:
Class leadership activity, online blog
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCraig Horton

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students are expected to spend at least 1 hour per week outside of scheduled class time on group work and other activities."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"This class will be video-conferenced from Melbourne"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1000 word study tour brief (individual)Individual assessment20 01, 03
15 minute oral presentation of team topic and individual sub-topics (individual and group)Individual & group assessment (15%, 10%)20 01, 02, 05
1500 word online portfolio (Individual)Individual30 01, 02, 03, 06
1500 plan for a semester 2 'future-themed' master class.Group assignment30 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCraig Horton

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students are expected to spend at least 1 hour per week outside of scheduled class time on group work and other activities."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"This class will be video-conferenced to Bendigo"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1000 word study tour brief (individual)Individual assessment20 01, 03
15 minute oral presentation of team topic and individual sub-topics (individual and group)Individual & group assessment (15%, 10%)20 01, 02, 05
1500 word online portfolio (Individual)Individual30 01, 02, 03, 06
1500 plan for a semester 2 'future-themed' master class.Group assignment30 04, 05