EDUC 7056 - Research Profiling & Dissemination
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 7056 Course Research Profiling & Dissemination Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Summer Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course provides an introduction to all elements of dissemination of research including oral and written research genres.
Course Coordinator: Dr Michelle PicardDr Michelle Picard
School of Education
The University of Adelaide
Level 8, Room 8.16
Nexus 10 Building, 10 Pulteney
Adelaide, 5005 SA
Ph: +61 8 8313 3957
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Communicate verbally as appropriate in a variety of research contexts 2 Communicate in writing as appropriate in a variety of research contexts including responding to reviewers 3 Apply argument structure and appropriate academic critique in a variety of spoken and written genres 4 Communicate in accordance with the conventions of their discipline, using appropriate grammatical structures and vocabulary 5 Work effectively and ethically with different stakeholders in the research process 6 Manage time and research projects effectively
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, 5, 6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5, 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesAll learning resources will be provided through MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesA series of workshops and seminars will take place across the 8 days of the two intensives. These will focus around a variety of topics including:
Communicating Research Methodologies
Ethics and ethics documentation
Writing research articles
The topics will vary depending on the cohort as this course is completely needs-based.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Workload Total Hours 8 x 3 -hour seminars (in two intensives) 36 hours 1 x 2 hours reading and preparation per week
OR in pre and post-intensive activities
24 hours per semester Assessment items 96 hours per semester Total = 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Week Lecture Topic 1 Developing a research focus through the literature 2 Appropriate citation, academic voice and ethical authorship 3 Codes of practice ethical research practice 4 Seminar presentation and conferences 5 Research genres 6 Writing research articles 7 Language in research documents 8 Readability in research documents 9 Editing and self-editing 10 Supervising and being supervised 11 Managing research projects 12 Human and Animal Ethics documentation
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThis class focusses entirely on research dissemination development. Students meet twice at least in small groups to receive individual and peer feedback on their research proposals. Numerous small group activities with the Senior research active academic are included throughout the course.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Date Weighting Learning Outcome Research proposal or review OR research article Written proposal or publishable research article One week after 2nd intensive 50% 1, 2, 3, 4 Seminar presentation Oral presentation Day 6-7 20% 1, 2, 3, 4 Research time and people management plan OR Genre Analysis of a Text Analysis of issues planning issues in preparing for the research project Day 4-5 15% 5 Ethics documentation OR reflection OR project plan Completed HREC form, GGant Chart or reflective essay Day 8 15% 6
Assessment DetailResearch proposal or research article - 50% (Summative)
Students will be required to write a 5000 word research proposal or alternatively a short research article (5000 words) in line with the expectations of their discipline.
Seminar presentation - 20% (Formative for proposal/research article and summative)
Students will be required to present a Powerpoint slide presentation of their planned or completed research (15 slides) in 20 minutes in a simulated conference event.
Research time and people management plan - 15% (Formative)
Students will be required to plan their project and take into consideration all the people involved in the form of a short report. This is a formative task helping with the final research proposal.
Ethics documentation or reflection project plan - 15% (Formative and Summative)
Students will be required to either complete an ethics application (human or animal) taking into consideration all ethical issues affecting their project OR a reflective essay on what they have learnt about research dissemination from the course
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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