CRITICAL INQUIRY

EDU0CT4

2020

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain why popular culture media representations should be subject to critical analysis
02. Identify and give examples of specific representational strategies and persuasive techniques
03. Analyse the way that media representation directly and indirectly impacts structures of power and received knowledge
04. Create a persuasive text using digital media

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 18 - 24
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal (625 word equivalence)

N/AN/AIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group task, Advertisement storyboard (625 word equivalence)

N/AN/AGroupNo50 SILO2, SILO4

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal (625 word equivalence)

N/AN/AIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group task, Advertisement storyboard (625 word equivalence)

N/AN/AGroupNo50 SILO2, SILO4