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WRP8020 Work-based Research: Publishable Paper

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have reliable internet access for this course.

Computer literacy is now expected as part of professional life, and is an integral element in the studying and learning process associated with this course. The course makes significant use of the internet and online environment.

Synopsis

Students may elect to formulate and submit for blind review, a publication representing their work-based study's (or part thereof) contribution to practice and / or relevant theory as appropriate. The article is assessed following standard academic blind peer-review processes. Peer reviewers will include independent academic and / or practice-based experts who will assess whether the work is publishable and meets the requisite critical, creative, analytical and communications skills associated with the Masters level qualification. The peer reviewers will be selected from related professional and academic fields relevant to the professional practice of the student. This will accommodate bifurcations between disciplines and the diversity of professional / academic discourse. Students will be advised and guided in the formulation of their work by academic supervisor(s) associated with their work and with the Professional Studies programs. They will be encouraged to recognise the value of disseminating new knowledge in what is increasingly becoming a complex and diverse publishing environment. The course will illustrate through supervision and a peer-review process the hallmarks of high impact, objective and academically sound publishing standards. The insights that the student will gain as a result, will not only enhance their experience and expertise through locating their disciplined enquiry in relevant theory and practice literature but will provide greater rigour in support of their findings and contributions to practice. The course will be a pass/fail course based on the peer-review process outcome i.e. the work produced is publishable.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External
Semester 2, 2015 External
Semester 3, 2015 External