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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

be admitted to course: (1201600 - Master of Education OR 1207250 - Master of Education OR 1207243 - Master of Childhood and Youth Studies) AND 24 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to investigate critically the literature relating to an agreed area with a view to identifying research possibilities. Students are assisted to develop skills in accessing information sources, managing a literature review and structuring an argument through a literature review. An essential requirement of this unit will be a critical review of the literature in an agreed area leading to the identification of research possibilities.

Unit content

  • The nature and purpose of a critical literature review
  • Researching a topic - accessing information sources, literature search strategies, managing the literature review process etc.
  • Writing a literature review, including structuring an argument through a literature review.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 locate information relevant to a topic of your choice
2 analyse and critique information relevant to a topic of your choice
3 formulate and write a well-structured literature review
4 demonstrate sound referencing and citation skills.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. locate information relevant to a topic of your choice
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  2. analyse and critique information relevant to a topic of your choice
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. formulate and write a well-structured literature review
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate sound referencing and citation skills.
    • GA1:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.