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SLE798 - Researching for Country

Unit details

Year2017 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:

Suzanne Nunn





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

CBD: Students are required to attend 3 x 1 week intensive seminars per trimester via community-based delivery (and/or supported by face-to-face intensive study blocks).


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


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.

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