Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 2015


This unit orients students to the field of education, helping them to convey the academic ideas they understand through their reading. Through the development of an annotated bibliography which responds to an education and sustainability-related challenge, students learn how to identify key ideas in an academic text and convey these in writing. The academic work of analysis is developed by building on the bibliographic entries and exploring the ideas conveyed in writing in particular contexts. In this way, students analyse ideas and identify their connections and relevance to concrete situations.


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

  1. conduct a review of academic literature in response to an education and sustainability-related thematic issue or question
  2. identify and synthesise key ideas
  3. analyse the ideas by applying them to a context of choice
  4. demonstrate familiarity with academic practices and conventions that support academic writing in the field of education.


Annotated bibliography (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Contextual analysis (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 24 hours per week for six weeks (144 hours total per term) comprising:

(a.) Study schedule for online students:

  • 4 hours of directed online activities per week

(d.) Additional requirements:

  • 20 hours of independent study per week

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