PROF 3885 - Undergraduate Domestic Study Tour

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

This course provides the opportunity to apply theory to real world practical situations and a means by which students practice discipline related thinking in an environment in which they are not familiar. Students will develop, through this course, specialised knowledge and skill in the subject area of their discipline, building a capability to research and apply to professional practice. The detailed program and itinerary for this course will vary depending on the calendar month and academic leader. The course will be run intensively over 1-3 weeks.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROF 3885
    Course Undergraduate Domestic Study Tour
    Coordinating Unit Professions Office
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive study tour - up to 90 contact hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible Other domestic study tours
    Quota 30
    Course Description This course provides the opportunity to apply theory to real world practical situations and a means by which students practice discipline related thinking in an environment in which they are not familiar. Students will develop, through this course, specialised knowledge and skill in the subject area of their discipline, building a capability to research and apply to professional practice. The detailed program and itinerary for this course will vary depending on the calendar month and academic leader. The course will be run intensively over 1-3 weeks.
    Course Staff

    David Pender
    Email: david.pender@adelaide.edu.au
    Mobile: 0408 804 490 

    David is a management practitioner and an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide Business School. He has had a very wide range of business experience over the past 35 years or so.

    He spent 13 years practising on his own account as a Chartered Accountant followed by senior management positions in distribution management and general management within the financial services industry (12 years). Since 2003 he has practised as principal of Knowledge Perspectives, a consulting collaborative that applies the principles of leadership, knowledge and intellectual capital management in a variety of fields: performance improvement, transition management, M&A, and strategic direction and mapping. Clients cover both private and public sectors in Australia, Asia and North America. He is a regular presenter at knowledge management conferences.

    He holds a degree in Economics and a MBA from the University of Adelaide and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

    He teaches courses in Knowledge Management, Negotiation and Fundamentals of Leadership in the Business School’s MBA program, other postgraduate knowledge management courses and is involved in the Internship programs of the Faculty of the Professions and Executive Education.

    David is a 2016 recipient of the Executive Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1 Construct and monitor a plan for career preparation and early career development
    2 Recognise and put in practice behaviours for effectively engaging with others for a variety of purposes in a diverse workplace environment
    3 Reflect critically on and self-evaluate their skills, capabilities and needs in relation to career preparation and early career performance
    4 Think critically in an unfamiliar environment to evaluate and question information provided by others
    5 Communicate ideas and information to a range of audiences for a range of purposes
    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)
    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
    1-4
    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
    2,3,5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-5
    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
    2,3
    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
    1-3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Additional reference resources may be identified during workshop sessions.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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