ACADEMIC CULTURE

EDU0AC1

2019

Credit points: 5

Subject outline


This subject introduces students to academic culture and different forms of academic communication. Students examine the conventions of academic culture and identify strategies to support learning success. They compare the purposes of different genres of academic communication in the context of discipline differences and are introduced to the concept of academic integrity. Students develop transferable skills in time-management, note-taking, academic writing, critical reading, case study analysis and online learning. Assessments are low stakes and include text summary and written comprehension as well as text analysis.


SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is attached to the Tertiary Program. Students who are not enrolled into this program and wish to undertake the subject, will need to seek subject coordinator approval

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and apply the specific characteristics of academic communication and culture

Activities:
Comparative discussion of past learning experiences and current learning environment Listening and note taking tasks Reading and forum discussion tasks Peer review summary task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Compare different academic genres and styles and identify their requirements required for specific purposes

Activities:
Comparison of academic genres activity (essay and report) Organising information into report structure learning activity Text analysis assessment Analysis and summarising activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Identify and apply study and learning strategies in an online academic environment

Activities:
Student voice activities related to own and other students experiences of learning Time management activity Growth mindset text analysis and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Identify principles of academic integrity and relate them to the attribution of work

Activities:
Academic integrity assessment Plagiarism case study forum discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Text analysis and written comprehension (300 words)30 01, 02, 03
Growth mindset summary and analysis (400 words)40 01, 02, 03
Plagiarism case study and discussion (250 words)30 01, 04

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Text analysis and written comprehension (300 words)30 01, 02, 03
Growth mindset summary and analysis (400 words)40 01, 02, 03
Plagiarism case study and discussion (250 words)30 01, 04

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 18 - 24
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Text analysis and written comprehension (300 words)30 01, 02, 03
Growth mindset summary and analysis (400 words)40 01, 02, 03
Plagiarism case study and discussion (250 words)30 01, 04

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 42
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Text analysis and written comprehension (300 words)30 01, 02, 03
Growth mindset summary and analysis (400 words)40 01, 02, 03
Plagiarism case study and discussion (250 words)30 01, 04

Online, 2019, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Text analysis and written comprehension (300 words)30 01, 02, 03
Growth mindset summary and analysis (400 words)40 01, 02, 03
Plagiarism case study and discussion (250 words)30 01, 04