This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support the transition to tertiary study by developing knowledge of the tertiary learning environment, collaborative learning techniques and the application of academic and data literacy skills. This unit applies to learners who need to develop their study and academic literacy and numeracy skills to support entry into and participation in an undergraduate teacher education course.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:
Examine and apply a range of academic skills related to tertiary study to support own transition to tertiary education including:
• forming collaborative learning relationships and participating in a collaborative learning experience
• examining effective learning strategies and applying academic analysis and writing skills to produce a piece of academic writing of a minimum of 1200 words
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):