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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

Three postgraduate units

Unit aim

Draws together the scholarly activity of three pre-requisite units in order to advance a scholarship of academic practice. Participants identify emerging issues and priorities for their own professional practice and to pursue a focus of enquiry as relevant to their professional context. Professional enquiry is transformed into a scholarly work for wider dissemination.

Unit content

Prior completion of a research project

It is assumed that during at least one of the prerequisite units of present postgraduate study, participants will have undertaken a scholarly project and/or data collection of some kind.

Overview

Topic 1 – Becoming a Critically Reflective Academic
Topic 2 – The framework of Boyer’s four scholarships and its relevance to professional inquiry
Topic 3 – Challenges and opportunities in the current context of academic practice in higher education
Topic 4 – The processes and practices of professional scholarly inquiry

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 reflect and critique their own formal and informal professional learning
2 identify emerging issues and priorities to foster their own continuing professional learning
3 pursue professional inquiry on a significant issue within the organisational context
4 review and critically appraise scholarly literature relevant to their inquiry
5 disseminate the results of inquiry to a wider audience.

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

  1. reflect and critique their own formal and informal professional learning
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  2. identify emerging issues and priorities to foster their own continuing professional learning
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
  3. pursue professional inquiry on a significant issue within the organisational context
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  4. review and critically appraise scholarly literature relevant to their inquiry
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  5. disseminate the results of inquiry to a wider audience.
    • GA1:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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