On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Students develop and apply critical thinking skills to a variety of texts and to their own work. The first assessment item focuses on the analysis of a group of texts in order to arrive at a personal position on an issue. In the second assignment, students choose a set of materials which are used as the basis of discussion and reflection. For the third assessment item, students develop a research plan that will be followed in semester two.
In the second semester, students follow a research process in order to complete a research project of approximately 4000 words on an issue of their choice. This research process is recorded in the Major Research Assignment Consultation document, which is also assessed.
This subject teaches to and assesses students on their competence in respect of the following units of competency:
In addition, students' work is graded in accordance with the following table:
|Assessment ||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|Minor Research Assignment|
|Major Research Assignment Plan|
|Assessment||Assessment Task||Weighting (% of overall mark)|
|Major Research Assignment Portfolio|
|Major Research Assignment|