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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc. Prof. P Payne (Peninsula)


Students will independently select a topic related to previous studies and/or professional aspirations in the study of sport, outdoor recreation, experiential education and social ecology. Through lectures, workshops and guidance from various staff members, students will propose a topic and complete a systematic search and critical review of the literature. The literature review will clarify the purposes and rationale of a potential research project or thesis, synthesize existing scholarship and offer an appropriate conclusion.


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

  1. conduct research planning skills in searching the literature;
  2. systematically analyse, assess and annotate scholarly work differentiating between evidence and speculation;
  3. critically analyze research;
  4. clarify researchable problems or issues;
  5. demonstrate the ability to critically synthesize a wide array of information into a scholarly review of the literature;
  6. Demonstrate expert knowledge of a select topic relevant to their professional aspirations.


Assessment 1 (1000 words): 25%
Assessment 2 (3000 words): 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Assoc. Prof. Phillip Payne

Contact hours

3 hours per week


EDF2606 or EDF2620 (plus EDF3605 or EDF2612)