Coming Into Community
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- 27 Feb 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 23,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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Our student advisors are here to guide you with:
- Enrolling and eligibility
- Fee and loan information
- Credit and recognition for prior learning
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- work collaboratively with others to present creative and thoughtful academic work
- draw on a deeper knowledge of what it means to live, learn and work on Noongar Boodjar
- wrestle with new ideas and how to present them in ways that make sense to others
- find, assess and use a variety of source material for their academic work
- understand the relationship between coming into a new community (with its own languages, cultures and rules, social relationships and ecological contexts) and coming into a university environment (with its unique languages, cultures and rules, social relationships and ecological contexts)
- sit, listen, look and think in order to understand communities more deeply
- experience joy in doing tasks that are for university credit
- 1: Nidja Noongar Boodjar
- 2: Mapping where we are
- 3: Moving in and out of places, communities and cultures
- 4: Road Trip 1
- 5: The Academy: moving into the university community
- 6: Getting underway with writing
- 7: Creativity, music and connection
- 8: Moving into community through fiction and creative writing
- 9: Co-operation, collaboration & being together
- 10: Road trip 2
- 11: Turning inward
- 12: Boordawan
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Working with people often demands sophisticated skills and artfulness and this unit takes seriously the task of coming into a place, listening, learning, and working collaboratively. This unit will introduce you to ideas and practices that foster the clear thinking, relational maturity and ethical strength required whether working with others locally or internationally, in community-based settings, in government, business and many other contexts. The unit draws on a variety of knowledge traditions, beginning with Noongar katitj (Noongar knowledge systems), particularly in relation to the Murdoch University campus. You will learn by “doing and experiencing” on campus and further afield, and if you are an external student, we have a number of plans for bringing these experiences to you in some virtual ways, as well as to give you some tasks and ideas for experiential learning where you are.
The learning experiences of this unit also provide a transition into important practices for university life, including writing, thinking, reading, viewing, research, and collaborative work.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Participation (15%)
- Reference List (10%)
- Short Essay (20%)
- Quiz 1 (5%)
- Creative Piece (20%)
- Learning Journal (20%)
- Final Quiz (10%)
Current study term: 28 Aug 22 to 27 Nov 22
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 26 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.