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Integrating Research and Professional Learning--Australian Capstones

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Author: Nicolette Lee; Daniel Loton
Institution: Victoria University Australian professional capstone
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Description: In Australia, there has been substantial and growing interest in the role of undergraduate research (Brew 2010) and the final-year experience, including capstones (van Acker et al. 2013). However, this is contested ground. The notion of professional or workforce preparation at times sits uncomfortably with the broader role of universities in developing students’ capacity to challenge accepted worldviews and to act as change agents through knowledge production and critique.