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The 3-Year Fast-Track Phd, Terence Love Jan 2011

The 3-Year Fast-Track Phd, Terence Love

ECU Research Week

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Who Stole My Idea? Why Researchers Need To Look At Past Theses On Their Own And Associated Topics, Ken Gasmier Jan 2011

Who Stole My Idea? Why Researchers Need To Look At Past Theses On Their Own And Associated Topics, Ken Gasmier

ECU Research Week

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A Comparative Study Of The Views Of Planning Students And Professionals About Planning Education In Western Australia, Garry Middle, Timothy J. Perkins, Jenny George Jan 2011

A Comparative Study Of The Views Of Planning Students And Professionals About Planning Education In Western Australia, Garry Middle, Timothy J. Perkins, Jenny George

ECU Publications 2011

This paper reports the finding of a study into the relevance of Planning Education in Western Australia (WA). Phase one involved surveying students Planning at both Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities and WA Planning professionals. Participants were asked to rate the importance of the various 'streams' of planning education, their passion for planning, and to identify what were the key attributes of an 'excellent' planner. The survey was followed up with qualitative research involving focus groups of selected students to explore in depth the similarities and differences between the views of students and professionals and the issues raised by the ...


Integrating The Academic Experience: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach To The Authentic Marketing Research Experience, Gary J. Marchioro, Maria M. Ryan, Timothy J. Perkins Jan 2011

Integrating The Academic Experience: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach To The Authentic Marketing Research Experience, Gary J. Marchioro, Maria M. Ryan, Timothy J. Perkins

ECU Publications 2011

This paper describes the evolution of an innovative inter–disciplinary approach to teaching and learning in a University Faculty of Business. Further, it reviews the implementation of a series of unique, integrated and authentic assessments involving units based in the marketing, urban planning and business communication disciplines. The project has used the production of Revitalization Plans for the University‘s campuses as the basis for integrating student teaching and learning. It has championed an approach which moves away from the traditional ‗silo‘ methods of academic assessment to integrated, contextualised learning which develops both generic and discipline-specific skills such as client ...


Assessing Practical Laboratory Skills In Undergraduate Molecular Biology Courses, Lynne Hunt, Annette Koenders, Vidar Gynnild Jan 2011

Assessing Practical Laboratory Skills In Undergraduate Molecular Biology Courses, Lynne Hunt, Annette Koenders, Vidar Gynnild

ECU Publications 2011

This study explored a new strategy of assessing laboratory skills in a molecular biology course to improve: student effort in preparation for and participation in laboratory work; valid evaluation of learning outcomes; and students’ employment prospects through provision of evidence of their skills. Previously, assessment was based on written laboratory reports and examinations, not on the demonstration of practical skills per se. This action research project involved altering the assessment design so that a greater proportion of the marks was allocated to active participation and learning in the laboratory, partially replacing a single examination with direct observation of student participation ...