EXTERNAL PARTNER PROJECT

HUS3EPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject has been developed to allow students from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) to engage in project-based learning with external partners in order to research and address a specific brief or problem. 

 

Working in conjunction with the external partner, and an academic advisor, students address this project or problem in an off-campus setting, before proposing or pitching a product, design, event, or solution as appropriate.

 

Such project- and problem-based learning requires students to develop and apply a range of skills including planning, research, critical thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, and a range of forms of communication. Moreover, it provides the students with a degree of control and autonomy# enabling them to take ownership of their problems and projects, and the solutions and products they develop. 

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 Students must gain Course Coordinator and Subject Coordinator approval before undertaking activity.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students will liaise with their Course Directors to ensure that the option is appropriate in their degree.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Collaborate and communicate effectively in a group environment with people from a range of backgrounds.

Activities:
Developed through collaboration with other students and/or external partners. Assessed through the collaborative project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Apply research skills to critically review a set problem or project, developing a research design, solution, or product (as applicable) in response.

Activities:
Developed through problem-solving the external partners' project/tender/challenge. Assessed through the collaborative project and pitch presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Critically reflect upon their own strengths and weaknesses

Activities:
Developed through formative feedback from academic supervisor and external partner. Assessed through the reflective piece of writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Apply discipline specific skills learned in an academic environment to real-world problems, challenges, and scenarios.

Activities:
Developed through problem-solving the external partners' project/tender/challenge. Assessed through the collaborative project, reflective piece of writing, and pitch presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate creativity and ingenuity in developing effective solutions and/or products

Activities:
Developed through problem-solving the external partners' project/tender/challenge. Assessed through the collaborative project, reflective piece of writing, and pitch presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Summer, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeir Strickland

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 45
Ten 1.0 days industry based learning-off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will work off-campus with the external partner."

Supervisor Consultation Week: 45
Ten 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will have regular supervisory meetings with an academic supervisor, including before and after the off-campus external work. This ensures that their project is on-track, and that it is contextualised within their academic discipline."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective piece (500 words equivalence)This piece of work is intended to be solely authored by the student, and to focus their reflections upon their own learning experience during the subject. As an example, it could take the form of a journal, forum submission, short essay, or a short video - though other forms of reflection are possible.10 03, 04
Pitching presentation (750 words equivalence)The pitch could be presented in person, recorded as a video, or submitted as a poster or slide-deck. This pitch might be created and delivered by individuals or in a group.20 02, 04, 05
Collaborative project (2750 words equivalence)This project represents the primary outcome of the external partnership and the project output could take a wide range of forms - as established by the external partner.70 01, 02, 04, 05