EDF1011 - Knowledge and context - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Amber McLeod (Clayton)

Dr Tim Fish (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit explores different knowledge traditions to develop student's understanding of the importance and relationships between context and knowledge across discipline streams. It critically considers the different paradigms of knowledge to explore differences or similarities between the physical sciences and humanities or social sciences perspectives. Students identify, compare, contrast and discuss different disciplinary approaches to knowledge and become familiar with the relationships between knowledge and context.


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

  1. demonstrate a grasp of the relationship between knowledge and context
  2. demonstrate some familiarity with a variety of knowledge traditions
  3. demonstrate independent research skills
  4. construct a bibliography and correctly use citations
  5. write well-structured essays
  6. prepare for and deliver an oral report.


Written task (1600 words, 40%)

Tutorial presentation and paper (2400 words equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • one 2-hour workshop per week
  2. Additional requirements:
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)