THE EMERGING RESEARCHER

HMK1TER

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do you start a research project? And where do top researchers get their ideas? How do they go about researching them in a rigorous, yet ethical manner? Students enrolled in The Emerging Research will be introduced to the practices of academic research, including formulating their own research question that has relevance to their own life and interests, searching for and critically assessing information and ethical considerations. Throughout the subject, students will have opportunities to meet and work with top researchers from La Trobe's research priority areas and learn more about the research being undertaken at La Trobe.

SchoolLa Trobe Learning & Teaching

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRegina Magierowski

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the Hallmark Program.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a critical reading of different sources of information

Activities:
Library workshops on assessing credibility of information sources, feedback on an annotated bibliography

02. Engage with researchers from the La Trobe Research Focus Areas looking at 'Big Ideas'

Activities:
Seminar program (including Q&A) with top RFA researchers

03. Select and clearly explain a relevant research question, including identifying potential benefits from researching this question

Activities:
Examples modelled in class; Team discussions on research topics and identifying scope and benefits of research

04. Conduct a structured review of the relevant literature in a given field

Activities:
Library workshops plus feedback and discussion on previously submitted annotated bibliography

05. Confidently pose questions and challenge ideas

Activities:
Student teams chair seminars from researchers, including asking questions of presenter. The teaching team will model this for the first seminars.

06. Work in a team to provide constructive peer feedback to other teams

Activities:
Student teams will provide brief feedback to other teams on their seminar hosting and questioning of presenters, after modelling from teaching staff.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 08-22, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Pitt

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial 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"

Block Mode Week: 08 - 08
One 2.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This class will be located at the Melbourne campus. Classes all day Wednesday and Thursday"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four Group Feedback Reports15 02, 05, 06
One 1000-word annoted bibliography25 01, 03, 04
One 2000-word Final Report40 01, 03, 04
One 500-word research idea20 01, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Week 08-22, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Pitt

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"

Block Mode Week: 08 - 08
One 2.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 08 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes all day Wednesday and Thursday"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four Group Feedback Reports15 02, 05, 06
One 1000-word annoted bibliography25 01, 03, 04
One 2000-word Final Report40 01, 03, 04
One 500-word research idea20 01, 03