Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Nell Kimberley


This unit is designed to allow teaching of topics which are of specific interest to particular disciplines within higher education, or which are focused upon a particular contemporary perspective in higher education. The unit will explore aspects of the particular topic through examining participants' own work practices.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. outline key frameworks, principles or theories relevant to the particular focus of this unit
  2. apply these frameworks, principles or theories in order to enhance practice
  3. describe the impact of studying the particular topic upon their own academic practice.


A paper (2000 to 3000 words, 40%)
Portfolio of applied work (3000 to 4000 words, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload comprises:
(a.) Overall requirements:
+ students are expected to undertake 120 hours per semester of study and use their study time to attend on-campus lectures and workshops, undertake the unit tasks as set out in the unit guide, which include set readings, and to complete assessment tasks


First degree or equivalent