Research Foundations G (11909.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the current body of research appropriate to their disciplinary area and define research problems;
2. Analyse and describe the key contributions and continuities between different areas of relevant research and creative and/or professional practice;
3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the research process and evaluate the applicability of different research methods to their research project or professional practice;
4. Effectively communicate a research or project proposal to their peers, reflecting on their own research as well as placing that research within its broader theoretical context; and
5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamental philosophical, methodological and ethical issues involved in undertaking research or professional practice in their disciplinary area.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
Equivalent units9489 Arts and Design Honours Symposium H
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Online||Dr Hitomi Nakanishi|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Online||Dr Hitomi Nakanishi|
- Jenny L. Davis. How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (MIT Press, 2020)
Access to UC Library ebook:
- John W. Creswell. Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches (SAGE Publications, 2014)
7 Day Loan at UC Library
- Bruce Pascoe. Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Magabala Books, 2018)
Access to UC Library ebook:
The below is an additional reading only for creative research students
- Collins, H. Creative Research: The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative
Industries. Lausanne, Switzerland : AVA Publishing (2010)
Available at UC Library General Collection
More readings are listed under each module during Week 7-13.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Via Dropbox on Canvas site
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Participations to all lecture and tutorial are expected.
Required IT skills
Internet search, word, excel, powerpoint
Work placement, internships or practicums
WIL is applied to students whose project involves internships and collaboration with industry partners.