This unit describes the skills and knowledge to participate in collaborative learning environments as part of tertiary study. It addresses the skills to participate collaboratively in group activities and peer evaluation.
This unit applies to persons seeking to enter tertiary study through alternative pathways and who need to participate effectively in collaborative learning.

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: - participate in collaborative group activities - develop group protocols and planning tools - ask for and give feedback as part of peer evaluation - interact with group members to complete study tasks *Literacy skills to: - prepare a plan for completion of task *Critical thinking skills to: - apply strategies to achieve collaborative learning - use reflective processes to evaluate learning *Problem solving skills to: - apply time management skills to complete task according to agreed plan - resolve possible break downs in group activity *Self management skills to: - self direct own learning as part of a group and manage tasks - prioritise activities and work to agreed timelinesStudents will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *purpose of group work protocols *planning tools to complete a task *collaborative techniques to complete group tasks *purpose of peer evaluation *peer evaluation protocols to conduct peer evaluation

Where to next?

As part of a course

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