RSD presentation at UNSW Tuesday 8 October

An interactive seminar on

‘The advantages for graduates of Research Skill Development across undergraduate degree-programs’

Date: Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Time: 11.00 -1.00  pm, followed by lunch

Venue: LG 21, John Goodsell Building

Explicit research skill development is proving to be an effective teaching and learning strategy for cognitively engaging undergraduate students in many disciplines, and enabling them to work with increasing academic rigour. The project described in this seminar used the Research Skill Development (RSD) framework to provide the conceptual glue across multiple-courses in various degree-programs.

This seminar will present the attitudes about this explicit research skill development of employed graduates from Health Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering, as well as those from honours students in Heath Science and the Sciences.

There will be opportunity to explore the implications and potential of using the RSD in your context, including:

  • Ways that others have initiated the use of the RSD
  • How to adapt the use of the RSD to your context
  • Potential collaborations with others in the seminar, or academics in the 30 plus disciplines that have used the RSD
  • Assessing students to show that they have attained these research skills
  • Scaffolding students to work increasingly independently

Developing curricula to facilitate research skills


Hope to see you there



Author: johnwillison

Senior Leturer, Discipline of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Adelaide.

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