In this unit you will connect your own experiences with recent developments in education, and within a global context, and ask questions such as: Who am I and how do I learn? What is it like to be a learner? What is happening in the world and how does this influence learning? You will engage in the arts and blended learning activities designed to stimulate descriptions of, and reflection on, how to successfully engage in academic writing for university settings. You will also learn about academic discourse techniques, written forms of theoretical discussion, and will familiarise yourselves with library resources.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
EDC1000

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Participate in an academic community of discourse through reflective and critical engagement in academic texts;  
  2. Elucidate knowledge and understanding of theories in relation to how students learn and examine the implications of this for teaching;  
  3. Articulate academic, professional and personal learning needs with a focus on evaluating their own learning needs;  
  4. Critically review and reflect on cases of learners from diverse cultural, economic and religious backgrounds including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Creative Works Presentation 30%
Project Planning, participating in and reflecting on class production 45%
Essay Case and commentary essay 25%

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