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Graduating work-ready professionals: Research competency as a critical curriculum component

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Abstract


  • Research skills are fundamental to the building of the evidence basis of professional practice, are at the core of lifelong professional learning and are the keys to discovery, innovation and knowledge transfer. Research competency is thus increasingly recognised as an important educational goal for graduates in many professions. This paper describes a flexible program, adaptable to any professional course of study that allows students to engage in meaningful, scholarly and authentic research. Students are supported to undertake a research activity that spans the research continuum from development of a research question through to dissemination of findings, and strategic points in-between.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Weston, K. M., Mullan, J. R., Rich, W. C., Crowther, S., Bushnell, J. A. & McLennan, P. L. (2017). Graduating work-ready professionals: Research competency as a critical curriculum component. Curriculum and Teaching, 32 (1), 25-44.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85022225916

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6017&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4967

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 25

End Page


  • 44

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Research skills are fundamental to the building of the evidence basis of professional practice, are at the core of lifelong professional learning and are the keys to discovery, innovation and knowledge transfer. Research competency is thus increasingly recognised as an important educational goal for graduates in many professions. This paper describes a flexible program, adaptable to any professional course of study that allows students to engage in meaningful, scholarly and authentic research. Students are supported to undertake a research activity that spans the research continuum from development of a research question through to dissemination of findings, and strategic points in-between.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Weston, K. M., Mullan, J. R., Rich, W. C., Crowther, S., Bushnell, J. A. & McLennan, P. L. (2017). Graduating work-ready professionals: Research competency as a critical curriculum component. Curriculum and Teaching, 32 (1), 25-44.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85022225916

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6017&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4967

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 25

End Page


  • 44

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia