This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support the transition to tertiary study by developing knowledge of the tertiary learning environment, collaborative learning and academic literacy skills.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to: negotiate and agree communication protocols for a collaborative group; apply collaborative group protocols, and; participate in an oral group presentation; - literacy skills to: document collaborative group protocols and learnings, and; apply the features of academic discourse to produce a piece of academic writing; - team work skills to: contribute to a collaborative learning experience; support others in a collaborative learning experience, and; contribute to an oral group presentation; - self-management skills to: develop strategies to address factors impacting on transition to tertiary study; identify own needs in relation to transition for academic success, and; apply collaborative group protocols; - problem solving skills to analyse the features, benefits and disadvantages of different learning strategies as they relate to different learning contexts; - planning and organising skills to: plan, manage and evaluate activities in relation to own level of involvement and responsibility in a collaborative learning experience; collect, organise and evaluate information, and; contribute to the preparation of an oral group presentation, and; - learning skills to determine effective personal learning strategies.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of information that can support transition to tertiary study; - a range of learning strategies to support development of appropriate personal strategies; - features of respectful communication and behaviour to support positive group interactions; - features of effective oral presentations such as using body language, clarity of expression, speaking clearly and audibly; - elements of academic discourse to support the production of a piece of academic writing, and; - commonly used referencing systems and their application to a range of academic sources.

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