Pre-Conference Workshop Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

Workshop 8 - "Professionally relevant research skills developed during coursework masters" (#8)

John Willison 1 , Barbara Yazbeck 2 , Sue Bandaranaike 3 , Lynette Torres 4 , Nicola Parker 5 , Anna Klebansky 6 , Nayana Parange 7 , Karey Harrison 8
  1. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
  2. Monash University Library, Parkville, VIC, Australia
  3. James Cook University, Annandale, QLD, Australia
  4. Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  5. University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  6. University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS, Australia
  7. University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
  8. University of Southern Queensland, Harristown, QLD, Australia

This workshop will provide participants with insights into the development of professionally relevant research skills in coursework Masters degrees. The focus will be enabling students to develop research mindedness in content-rich courses in ways that complement technical research methods courses, towards full-bodied research skills that are needed for capstone research projects. The workshop uses the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework as its conceptual model and shared language.

In the workshop you will encounter:

  • an introduction to major issues regarding developing coursework Masters students' research skills
  • five-minute presentations by academic representatives of four clusters of universities that each use the RSD framework in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia
  • one out of four mini-workshop activities that you choose, based on the information from the four presentations
  • time to think through issues and apply to your Masters context

Support for the Masterly RSD Symposium has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Location: Room 101 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre