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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Undertaking a piece of original research as part of a greater understanding of the professional historical experience, students work in partnership with a community partner. The research is closely supervised and is expected to result in both a piece of public scholarship and an account of the historiographical issues raised during its completion.

Unit content

  • Nature of research
  • Techniques and methods
  • Public scholarship
  • Managing research projects

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 undertake a literature search focusing on the area of the research topic Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 work with a community to devise a research project Ethical practice Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
3 develop and clarify project roles with a community partner Ethical practice Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
4 demonstrate different research techniques and methods Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline
5 know how to propose, and then carry through, a major research project in community history Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
6 demonstrate oral and written skills in communicating research findings. Communication and social skills

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

  1. undertake a literature search focusing on the area of the research topic
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. work with a community to devise a research project
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. develop and clarify project roles with a community partner
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate different research techniques and methods
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. know how to propose, and then carry through, a major research project in community history
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. demonstrate oral and written skills in communicating research findings.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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