Resource Library

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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98 resources found for ‘research’.

Developing a toolkit and framework to support new postgraduate research supervisors in emerging research areas

Professor Eddie Blass, Professor Santina Bertone
Swinburne University of Technology
2014
Swinburne University of Technology
CQUniversity, Edith Cowan University, University of Southern Queensland, Victoria University
Final report Download Document (631.32 KB)
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Zen and the art of transdisciplinary postgraduate studies

Cynthia Mitchell
University of Technology, Sydney
2009
University of Technology, Sydney
Fellowship Final Report Download Document (451.58 KB)

This is the Summary Report for a project focused on developing an evaluative frame for the formative and summative outputs of transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research for use by students and supervisors. While the project title focuses on postgraduate studies, the project focus is applicable to any such research activity, including undergraduate papers. It provides helpful information in a learning and teaching area that is a current and growing practice, but with little practical guidance for either supervisors or students. Transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary research is growing in Australia as researchers appreciate the value of working across disciplines to be relevant to the complexity of real life applications of research knowledge. The core question of this project is the development of ways to evaluate the outcomes of such research, whether a thesis or research paper, along with formative processes to guide supervisors and students to quality outcomes. Reading the Summary Report can be of value for two purposes. Firstly, it gives information on the conduct of a major learning and teaching development activity that others planning such an activity could find useful, including the process of a large action research project. The second purpose is that it explains the theoretical underpinnings of the project, including a review of research literature informing the overall project. The practical outcomes from the project are provided in separate resource documents: Quality Criteria; Ideas for Good Practice; Workshop Resources; Workshop Facilitator Slides. These resources can be used separately to guide supervision practice, or together to run an actual workshop on the topic.The Summary Report has a clear writing style. As the report is necessarily brief and addresses the whole conduct and outcomes of the project, some readers may find the theoretical explanations underpinning the project, provided in one and a half pages, dense. However, this brief explanation provides a number of research references that could guide further reading by a person interested in this area of teaching and learning.

Leadership in Indigenous research capacity building

Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Maggie Walter
Queensland University of Technology
2011
Queensland University of Technology

Implementing and embedding an Indigenous research methodologies master class module

University of Tasmania
Final Report Download Document (1.47 MB)

Succession planning at universities: program for preparing early leaders (PROPEL)

Karen Lovasz, Sara Dolnicar, Wilma Vialle
University of Wollongong
2014
University of Wollongong
Final report Download Document (1.26 MB)
Appendices Download Document (2.45 MB)

Towards a Pedagogy of Supervision in the Technology Disciplines

Christine Bruce
Queensland University of Technology
2009
Queensland University of Technology

The academic’s and policy-maker’s guides to the teaching-research nexus

Profesor Kerri-Lee Krause, Dr Sophie Arkoudis, Professor Richard James, Ms Ros McCulloch, Ms Claire Jennings, Dr Alison Green
Griffith University
2008
Griffith University
Final Report Download Document (752.08 KB)

Higher Degree Research Training Excellence: A Good Practice Framework

Joe Luca, Trish Wolski
Edith Cowan University
2013
Edith Cowan University

A Best Practice Framework to inform and guide Higher Degree by research training excellence in Australia. 

Final Report Download Document (544.95 KB)

The academic’s and policy-maker’s guides to the teaching-research nexus

Profesor Kerri-Lee Krause, Dr Sophie Arkoudis, Professor Richard James, Ms Ros McCulloch, Ms Claire Jennings, Dr Alison Green
Griffith University
2008
Griffith University

This excellent resource provides a summary of current thinking on the Teaching-Research Nexus (TRN) for academics, university staff, policy makers and students. The benefits of the TRN for students is presented and is supported with a large number of links to examples of TRN practice by discipline and year levels which should prove to be particularly useful for academics designing or revising existing courses or units. Links to strategy and policy making are also included. The site provides a framework for developing curricula that links teaching and research and is a useful collection of curriculum design ideas for academics. Nineteen concrete examples are presented. The resource may be used to aid the development or review of policies that promote (or hinder) the teaching-research nexus.  There are materials supporting all levels of policy makers including government policy makers, those developing university wide policies at Deputy Vice-Chancellor level, and other policy leaders such as heads of departments or schools.  In a short commentary the authors give advice to those academics early in their career or wanting to build their career.  The main focus is on the advantages of being conscious of the RTN in their work as an academic.  This is very much a personal view from the authors and contains only one reference.

Making research skill development explicit in coursework

John Willison, Kerrie Le Lievre, Irene Lee
The University of Adelaide
2010
The University of Adelaide
Macquarie, Melbourne, Monash, UniSA
Final Report Download Document (2.87 MB)

Building research supervision and training across Australian universities

Jennifer Hammond, Kevin Ryland, Mark Tennant, David Boud
University of Technology, Sydney
2010
University of Technology, Sydney
Final Report Download Document (831.08 KB)

Research graduate skills project

Jim Cumming, Margaret Kiley, Mandy Thomas, Linda Hort, Merrilyn Pike, Elizabeth Evans, Anicca Main
The Australian National University
2009
The Australian National University
Final report Download Document (2.57 MB)

Outcomes and uptake of explicit research skill development across degree programs

John Willison
The University of Adelaide
2014
The University of Adelaide
James Cook University, La Trobe University, Monash University, University of South Australia
Final report Download Document (462.65 KB)

Developing a collaborative national postgraduate research program for 22 Australian film schools

Josko Petkovic
Murdoch University
2014
Murdoch University
Flinders University, Griffith University, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne, University of Technology, Sydney
Final report Download Document (3.88 MB)

New Media Resources for Indigenous Researcher Training

Sandy O’Sullivan
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
2011
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

This fellowship stimulates Indigenous research students and their supervisors to consider how new media forms of dissemination, such as image/sound, film, exhibition and digital media, may form culturally appropriate alternatives or adjuncts to the linear, written thesis form. The website explores concepts associated with alternative dissemination and provides resources, exemplars and more ideas.

Final Report Download Document (860.61 KB)

Enhancing undergraduate engagement through research and enquiry

Angela Brew
Macquarie University
2010
Macquarie University
Fellowship Final Report Download Document (796.36 KB)
Fellowship Undergraduate Programs Report Download Document (636.04 KB)

Development and evaluation of resources to enhance skills in higher degree research supervision in an intercultural context

Judi Homewood, Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Jacqueline Mackaway, Christa Jacenyik-Trawoger
Macquarie University
2010
Macquarie University

This project addressed postgraduate research supervision in a cross-cultural context from the point of view of both supervisor and candidate, and from the perspective of what institutions can do to support candidates and supervisors. Based on the research data, five different types of resources were developed: ten short video clips with supporting transcripts; 17 written scenarios with key ideas and suggested discussion questions; three documents outlining strategies; a checklist to determine departmental and faculty readiness; and an annotated bibliography with over 100 entries. Resources may be found on the project website and are freely available for use by both candidates and supervisors.

UoN
Final Report Download Document (460.1 KB)

Building distributed leadership for effective supervision of creative practice higher research degrees

Jillian Hamilton, Susan Carson, Elizabeth Ellison
Queensland University of Technology
2014
Queensland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology (NZ), The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, University of Western Sydney
Final report Download Document (3.88 MB)

Paramedic education: developing depth through networks and evidence-based research

Associate Professor Eileen Willis, Mr Timothy Pointon, Associate Professor Peter O'Meara
Flinders University
2009
Flinders University
CSU, ECU, Monash, QUT, UTAS, VU
Final report Download Document (648.91 KB)

A model for research supervision of international students in engineering and information technology disciplines

Professor Prasad KDV Yarlagadda , Dr Karen Woodman, Dr Pujitha Silva, Professor Acram Taji, Dr Tony Sahama, Professor James Trevelyan, Dr Shamim Samani, Professor Hema Sharda, Dr Ramesh Narayanaswamy, Professor Anthony Lucey
Queensland University of Technology
2013
Queensland University of Technology
Curtin University, The University of Western Australia
Final Report Download Document (4.46 MB)
Resources Download Document (5.08 MB)

Double degrees: research pathways, enabling cross-disciplinarity and enhancing international competitiveness

Dr Bruce Moulton
University of Technology, Sydney
2011
University of Technology, Sydney
Curtin University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of South Australia
Final Report Download Document (234.74 KB)
Appendix A Download Document (17.75 MB)
Appendix B Download Document (4.17 MB)
Appendix C Download Document (3.47 MB)
Appendix D Download Document (3.47 MB)
Appendix E Download Document (1.91 MB)
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