Special Topics in Business and Government G (9376.2)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Institute For Governance And Policy Analysis||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Fundamental skills:
Students will demonstrate specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice;
2. People skills:
Students will use communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts;
3. Thinking skills:
Students will demonstrate cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems.
Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas; and
4. Personal skills:
Students will demonstrate communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.
As graduates, students will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
Students will demonstrate the capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. 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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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 - be self-aware
PrerequisitesGraduate Certificate Public Administration
Assumed knowledgeGraduate Certificate units undertaken prior to this unit.
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4a Lists of required texts/readings
There is no required reading(s) for this subject. In terms of approaching their research, students may consult several of the following text books on research design and methodology. Students should make sure they understand the research process and the requirements of each different stage in this process including problem definition, undertaking a literature review, choosing tools of data collection and analysis and building recommendations from research findings.
O'Leary, Z (2005) Researching Real World Problems, Sage, London.
Booth, WC, Colomb, GC and Williams, JM (2003) The Craft of Research, 2nd edn, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
Gill, J and Johnson, P (2002) Research Methods for Managers, 3rd ed. Sage, London.
Wadsworth, Y (2011) Do it yourself social research, Left Coast Press, Walnut Ck (Cal).
Pawson, R. & Tilley, N. (2004) Realistic Evaluation. Sage, Thousand Oaks.
In addition, students will be expected to refer to a broad range of readings in the preparation of the report. Teams would be expected to discuss literature relevant to their research topic with their academic supervisor.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items to be submitted via Canvas
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.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums