CRITICAL INQUIRY

EDU0CT4

2019

Credit points: 5

Subject outline


Students develop and enhance their critical thinking skills and critical literacy through the analysis of a diverse range of media and popular cultural texts. In the context of contemporary issues and arguments, students learn to identify a range of persuasive techniques and representational strategies and to recognise that all media is socially constructed. Students are encouraged to engage with differing view points, challenge received knowledge and to question issues of voice, identity, access and power. Through a range of learning tasks, students develop capacity for textual analysis, collaborative group work, reasoning and reflection.


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 Enabling 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. Explain why popular culture media representations should be subject to critical analysis

Activities:
Media diet analysis and digital journal entry Identification of representational strategies interactive learning task Diversity in cinema and television comparative learning task
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Identify and give examples of specific representational strategies and persuasive techniques

Activities:
Identification of strategies of persuasion in advertising - interactive task and journal entry Designing and toryboarding an advertisement collaborative assessment
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Analyse the way that media representation directly and indirectly impacts structures of power and received knowledge

Activities:
Designing and storyboarding an advertisement collaborative assessment Digital journal entry comparing the representation of public figures in different media publication
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Create a persuasive text using digital media

Activities:
Identificaton of strategies of persuasion in in advertising - interactive task and journal entry Designing and storyboarding an advertisement collaborative assessment
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

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*
Critical thinking journal (3 entries - 625 word equivalence)50 01, 02, 03
Group task, Advertisement storyboard (625 word equivalence50 02, 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*
Critical thinking journal (3 entries - 625 word equivalence)50 01, 02, 03
Group task, Advertisement storyboard (625 word equivalence50 02, 04