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ED5192 - Critical Literature Review

Credit points: 3
Year: 2008
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Education

The subject provides students with an understanding of the processes involved in developing a critical literature review for research studies. The generic issues, such as, identifying a topic, analysing the appropriateness of the content and developing relevant research questions based on a critical literature review, are addressed.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse a variety of literature reviews;
  • review steps involved in conducting literature searches in relation to the literature in the respective fields;
  • apply these skills in developing and writing a critical literature review;
  • develop relevant research questions in relation to the above literature review;
  • develop a topic based on the student's interests and experience.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.


Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 05-Sep-2008
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (75%); student-led discussion forum (25%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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