Analytical and critical thinking, innovation, complex problem solving, leadership, social influence and reasoning are amongst the ten top skills identified by the World Economic Forum as being most important for the future of work. In this unit, students will identify the key issues, skills and challenges that are most likely to shape their academic and professional futures while gaining support as they transition into university programs. Engaging with meaningful problem-solving arising from a student’s discipline and interests, we provide strategies and skills-development to communicate effectively and persuade others. Students learn how to find reliable data, analyse critical issues, ethically apply evidence, persuasively reason, and work collaboratively. In so doing, students are introduced to the skills they need to successfully undertake university learning and become skilled problem solvers of real-world challenges.
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.