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SLE798 - Researching for Country

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Nunn




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

This unit is delivered in a Campus Based Delivery mode. Students attend 3 x 1 week intensives per trimester


Enrolment in this unit is handled by the Institute of Koorie Education.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit begins by discussing the importance and contribution that research can make to the knowledge needs of natural and cultural environments.   This discussion will also include issues such as the protocols required to engage in such research, community consultation processes and the intellectual property rights that protect such research.  The unit then examines the various methods for locating, gathering, interpreting and writing research.  This includes a critical analysis of the source materials and an understanding of the context in which they will be presented.  Students will then write a paper that explores a specific aspect of natural and cultural resource management for a certain audience; present a short film and finally write a research paper. 


Exploratory research paper (1000 words) 30%, visual presentation 20%, research paper (2000 words) 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 50% for the research paper.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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