CRITICAL INQUIRY

EDU0CT4

2021

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-ordinatorJelena Medan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesMedia diet analysis and digital journal entry. Identification of representational strategies of persuasion in advertising interactive learning task. Diversity in cinema and television comparative learning task. Digital journal entry comparing the representation of public figures in different media publication. Designing and storyboarding an advertisement collaborative assessment

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

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal (3 entries - 625 word equivalence)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group task, Advertisement storyboard (625 word equivalence)

N/AOtherGroupNo50 SILO2, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 42
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal (3 entries - 625 word equivalence)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group task, Advertisement storyboard (625 word equivalence)

N/AOtherGroupNo50 SILO2, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, Online study period 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJelena Medan

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 8
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 8 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical thinking journal (3 entries - 625 word equivalence)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group task, Advertisement storyboard (625 word equivalence)

N/AOtherGroupNo50 SILO2, SILO4