ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION

EDU0ACC

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the strategic differences between academic communication and other forms of communication. Students examine the conventions of academic culture and the purposes of academic communication. Students are introduced to different academic writing genres and the conventions fundamental to academic communication within and across disciplines. They also consider the ways that accepted academic forms work to influence received knowledge and how information is constructed to meet the needs of a given audience. Students critically analyse a range of views on academic culture and academic communication modes. The students develop skills in critical reading, research, writing, editing and presentation. Assessments include an annotated bibliography, a personal statement to accompany a CV, a research essay and an oral presentation.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course (ETEPB or ETEPM or ETEPS or ETEPW or ETEPK) Tertiary Enabling Program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAcademic Culture: A student's guide to universityRecommendedBrick, Jean (2011)MACMILLAN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To recognise the difference between academic modes of communication and other forms of communication.

Activities:
Comparative analysis of academic genres Development of thesis for research essay Development of personal statement Development and delivery of oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

02. To identify and apply strategies to enable effective academic communication

Activities:
Group analysis of class and preparatory readings Peer editing activities Development and writing of research essay Development and presentation of oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. To recognise that there are different academic writing genres required for specific purposes and strategically apply the principles of each one to the appropriate instance

Activities:
Engagement with preparatory reading tasks and in-class analysis Comparative analysis of academic genres Development of research essay, annotated bibliography, personal statement and oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

04. To consider information and opinions from a range of academic and media sources, and develop informed and lucid written and spoken arguments and analyses appropriate to each medium in response

Activities:
Engagement with preparatory reading tasks and in class analysis Research into selected topics for research essay and oral presentation In class workshop of essay plan and thesis statement (defending thesis to peer group)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

05. To identify, source and organise information for research in the context of academic writing

Activities:
Academic integrity class activity Supported database research activity Development of Annotated bibliography
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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