|Short Description:||Professional Studies Paper A|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||079999 - Education not elsewhere classi|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
Students are required to formulate and submit for blind review, a publication representing their research findings (or part thereof) and contribution to professional 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. Students 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.