Writing and Praxis: Publication Folio A - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Availability for 2018: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignments - 60%-70% , Online Discussion - 30%-40%

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Domestic 2,810.00
Domestic continuing 2,203.00
International 3,060.00
International continuing 2,453.00

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Develop an understanding of Practice-led Research as it applies to the development of a writing folio. In this unit, you will explore the approaches and methodologies of Practice-led Research and investigate the components of studio-based practice and research. The unit will deepen your understanding of the importance of reflective practice and reflexivity for writers involved in Practice-led Research. It will give you an understanding of how the planning process can assist the creation of, and problem solving for, the production of a major piece of writing. The development of a folio of work, including artefact and exegesis, begins in this unit and is continued in Folio B.

Please note: Assessment values are indicative only; details will be advised at the start of the unit.

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify, evaluate, and critically reflect on a range of complex research tools such as rationales, literature reviews, and research methodologies related to critical and creative practice
  2. Demonstrate skills in applying complex research tools and research methodologies to a unique example of their own professional practice, creative practice, or scholarship
  3. Generate a research proposal that is exegetical in nature and that demonstrates a high level of reflexivity towards their creative practice, analytical mastery of related literature, and a critical awareness of new developments in the field.
  • Assignments — 60%-70%
  • Online Discussion — 30%-40%

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • LPW705A — Writing and Praxis: Publication Folio A (Previously LPW701A)

Students should have completed the 8 units comprising the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) before enrolling in this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1What is creative research?
2The nature of creative and practice-led research
3Heritage and genres of practice-led research
4The role of reflection and reflexivity
5The role of subjectivity and creative flow
6Exegetical writing
7Methodologies of research

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
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