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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The effective use of communicative resources is central to partnerships, learning and teaching, working and socialising. Digital tools are an increasing part of those different relationships as communicative resources transform in response to recognition of the power of informal varieties, hybrid language, images, emoticons and emoji and tools such as social media. Students will explore what it means to be 'literate' or an effective user of such communicative resources with different learners and in different learning context as well as in face to face and digital interactions in teaching, learning and assessment.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesA reflective personal statement critically analysing experiences of communication for learning. Preparation for debate involving analysis of the diverse aspects of a real-world educational issue as coherent and cohesive whole. A debate in class between alternative positions on communication for learning

Capstone subjectNo

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Work-based learningNo

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Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students will evaluate their personal experiences of communication for learning .
02. Students will work in teams to critically apply established theories of communication to the analysis of communication for learning issues in a real world context
03. Students will demonstrate critical analysis of communication for learning and the capacity to communicate their understanding to others.

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