RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL LIFE: SHAPING YOUR FUTURE

HUS3RPL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Critical thinking is a key skill in the modern information world, whether you're starting your own business, buying a house, or designing federal policy. Being able to identify an opportunity or challenge, contextualise it through background scoping, and then complete a research project that produces a critically informed and evidence based conclusion is invaluable.

 

Students will start by identifying an area of interest for their research project, before working with a research mentor to conduct a preliminary scoping report and applied research proposal. Online resources and teaching support the acquisition and development of core research and communication skills throughout this scoping and research design process.  Following discursive feedback on their proposals students then undertake their research project, recording and presenting the process and results through a reflective curated portfolio.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HUS2NGP AND 195 credit-points of completed subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. A highly developed capacity for complex critical thinking and creative problem-solving in applying your research skill sets to real world opportunities and challenges.

Activities:
Completing the Applied Research Proposal (Assessment 2) and the Independent Research Portfolio (Assessment 3)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Advanced expertise in research by scoping and planning a project that demonstrates the skills to analyse and adapt to the contemporary world.

Activities:
Completing the Background Scoping Paper (Assessment 1) and Applied Research Proposal (Assessment 2) .
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Application of high level communication skills to connect research outcomes with multiple audiences.

Activities:
Presenting their Independent Research Portfolio (Assessment 3)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
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 (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Independent research skills and reflective critical practice.

Activities:
Engaging in the discursive feedback from Assessment 2 ( Applied Research Proposal). Completing a key element of the Independent Research Portfolio.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Twenty four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Background scoping paper of chosen subject area- 1000 words20 02
Applied research proposal - 1000 words20 01, 02, 04
Independent research portfolio - Equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twenty four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Background scoping paper of chosen subject area- 1000 words20 02
Applied research proposal - 1000 words20 01, 02, 04
Independent research portfolio - Equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twenty four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Background scoping paper of chosen subject area- 1000 words20 02
Applied research proposal - 1000 words20 01, 02, 04
Independent research portfolio - Equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twenty four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Background scoping paper of chosen subject area- 1000 words20 02
Applied research proposal - 1000 words20 01, 02, 04
Independent research portfolio - Equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twenty four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Background scoping paper of chosen subject area- 1000 words20 02
Applied research proposal - 1000 words20 01, 02, 04
Independent research portfolio - Equivalent to 2500 words60 01, 03, 04