PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, ETHICS AND RESEARCH PROJECT

PLA4PPE

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of individual planning practice related research and strategy development work with guidance from academic staff. The subject is typically offered in the final semester of the four-year planning degree and requires students to reflect on practice and ethics issues in planning through the development and completion of a project that will include research in the areas of planning, community development and policy assessment. Projects may include original research, strategy development and policy review, as approved by the subject co-ordinator. The subject will involve participation in seminars as well as independent research activities.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in a Planning postgraduate degree, or enrolment in ABURE or ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD, or co-ordinator's approval.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrated capacity to undertake a major structured research project on an original topic under supervision and present material to peers and outside independent assessors

Activities:
The introductory lectures will focus on development of a research proposal, information gathering, report preparation and presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Developed capacity to consider contexual issues in exploring ethics and ethical approaches and implications to strategy, design for cities and regions

Activities:
Examination of ethical standards and professional codes of conduct relevant to a range of professions with a focus on planning. Examination of case studies involving the application of ethical appoaches.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Blocks will be held 12-3 on Thursdays"

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours supervisor consultation every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be assigned a supervisor at the beginning of semester and must make arrangements to discuss their research with their supervisor on a fortnightly basis."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Attendance and contribution at sessions, supervisor meetings and progress presentations 01
Individual research project 6500 words100 01, 02
Project Proposal 1500 wordsA satisfactory proposal must be submitted to supervisor prior to commencing research 02