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Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

Students in the Craft of Research work in teams to develop a research proposal around a topic of their choice. Students have the opportunity to explore different approaches to research and discover which approaches are appropriate to specific fields of study and research questions. Students will have opportunities to work with top researchers from La Trobe's research priority areas. Towards the end of the subject, student teams will present their proposal to a panel of senior La Trobe staff.

SchoolLa Trobe Learning & Teaching

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHannah Schurholz

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HMK1TER


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in the Hallmark Program

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and justify appropriate research methodologies for your research question

Readings and tutorials on research methodologies; Presentations from researches on their own chosen methodologies

02. Engage with researchers from the La Trobe Research Focus Areas

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

03. Confidently pose questions and challenge ideas

Student teams chair seminars from researchers, including asking questions of presenter

04. Work effectively in a team

Student teams collaborate on research proposal and presentation, with iterative feedback from teaching team; reflections on working as a team.

05. Present your research proposal to a judging panel

Students practice their presentation in class with teaching team before pitching their research proposals to a judging panel of senior staff

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