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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
Strengthen your university learning experience by combining practical skills with the study of concepts from various disciplines. This unit aims to inform your understanding of yourself as a university learner generally as well as within your chosen field of study. The unit uses the central concepts of 'self' and 'culture' to examine the relationship between the learner and the university's requirements and expectations of students. The unit focuses on developing your literacy (writing essays, effective reading and note making), critical thinking and study skills to help you become a more independent, reflective and critical university learner. The unit is suitable for students from a wide range of disciplines.
- Essay 1 (15%)
- Essay 2 (25%)
- Exercises (5%)
- Invigilated Exam (30%)
- Portfolio 1 (10%)
- Portfolio 2 (10%)
- Quiz (5%)
The unit has the following broad aims:
- to develop your skills as a university learner by integrating your practice of generic skills with a study of concepts that are relevant to several disciplines
- to inform your understanding of yourself as a learner within your university studies generally, as well as within your chosen discipline.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- apply their skills as an independent, reflective and critical learner to their university studies
- demonstrate that they have developed tertiary level communication skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), critical thinking and study skills
- recognise and articulate their needs and strengths as a learner at university
- relate to and collaborate effectively with other members of the group on learning activities in online discussions
- demonstrate the ability to cite references correctly and articulate the rationale for correct referencing in academic work
- compare and contrast different concepts of the self
- recognise and assess the impact of world views on learning and communicating at university
- apply the concept of culture to the university setting
- demonstrate understanding of the nature of concepts through your study of the concepts of self and culture
- recognise that different disciplines have different modes of enquiry and approaches to learning.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction and student stories|
|2||Concepts of the self 1: modernism|
|3||Concepts of the self 2: postmodernism|
|4||The situated self|
|5||Paradigms, world views, concepts|
|7||Communicating at university|
|9||Assessment in the university culture|
|10||The changing university culture|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
- Audio/Video - Streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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