HUMN 2071 Knowledge Journeys

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Robert Salama Opens in new window

Description This subject is designed for high-achieving students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Leadership or Advanced degrees. It examines sources of knowledge and how we learn. Students are supported to approach new knowledge as a journey of developing skills as independent, life-long, self-directed learners. Analysis of knowledge journeys of others, using creative enquiry, and Indigenous learning techniques, are key learning activities in the unit. A focus on knowledge and research journeys, rather than 'outcomes' alone, facilitates learning from mistakes in seeking solutions to real world problems. Fundamental research approaches will be considered and applied in the subject.

School Graduate Research School

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects HUMN 2045 - Research Stories


Students taking the Bachelor of Creative Leadership (BCL) must have completed at least 40 credit points in their base degree, achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0, and must enrol in the unit under the BCL. Students who are taking the unit as an elective or part of the advanced degrees, must have completed at least 40 credit points and achieved a minimum GPA of 5. Enrolment in the unit is at the discretion of the Academy or the Director of the Academic Program.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse knowledge journeys from different disciplinary perspectives.
2. Explain theories of learning, different types of learning, sources of knowledge, perception, and Aboriginal learning techniques.  
3. Develop a framework for growing as life-long independent learner. 
4.Apply techniques used in this unit to produce a research narrative. 
5. Evaluate mistakes made during knowledge journeys. 

Subject Content

1. Life-long, self-directed, self-regulated learning skills and approaches. 
2.  Sources of learning and techniques for creative enquiry. 
3. Aboriginal learning techniques and learning as a process. 
4. Knowledge journeys and learning from failure. 
5. Research narratives and story-telling.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Portfolio 1500 words 30 N Individual
Essay 1000 words 30 N Individual
Report 1500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


Subject Contact Robert Salama Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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