RESEARCH THESIS/ OUTDOOR EDUCATION OR NATURE TOURISM HONOURS

OED4TON

2019

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject students develop a research proposal to study a question in the field of outdoor education or nature tourism, conduct the study and prepare a report of the results.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDoing your research project: A guide for first-time researchers in education and social science. 4th ed.PreliminaryBell, J. (2005)BUCKINGHAM, UK: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS.
ReadingsThe art of case study research.PreliminaryStake, R. E. (1995)THOUSAND OAKS, CA: SAGE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply academic research practices to the completion of an independent research project

Activities:
Supervisor Consultation. Independent research and written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills and relevant concepts.
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant literature related to your topic

Activities:
Supervisor Consultation. Independent research and written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills and relevant concepts. Written work that effectively mobilises relevant critical and/or theoretical material in the course of developing an original argument.
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Demonstrate problem-solving and time-management practices in your project area

Activities:
Supervisor Consultation. Independent research and written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills and relevant concepts. Written work that effectively mobilises relevant critical and/or theoretical material in the course of developing an original argument.
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Demonstrate advanced writing skills to communicate the outcomes of the research project and identify strategies to improve practice.

Activities:
Supervisor Consultation. Written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills and relevant concepts. Written work that effectively mobilises relevant critical and/or theoretical material in the course of developing an original argument.
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,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Class requirements

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
15,000-word research reportA graded assessment will be based on a 15,000-word research report assessed by two examiners. This subject will contribute 60% to the final determination of honours.100 01, 02, 03, 04