Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice
Strengthen your academic practice and hone communication and research skills that you can use in the workplace. Utilise library resources. Learn how to identify the best online sources. Unpack the building blocks used to make an effective argument.
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- 29 Nov 2021
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Undertake enquiry-based learning and problem solving
- Apply academic skills in essay writing
- Search for and identify appropriate sources for assignments
- Engage critically with academic topics, theories and debates, demonstrating logical and creative thinking and reasoning
- Communicate effectively with relevant audiences using spoken and written communication skills
- Understand the impact of social, historical and political influences on the production of knowledge.
- Academic enquiry
- Creating knowledge and investigating problems
- Using library resources and finding sources online
- Using, testing and applying theory
- Making an argument
- Communicating your academic argument and drawing on sources
- Language skills
- Knowledge and technology
- Knowledge and culture
- The social construction of knowledge
- Using feedback
- The uses of knowledge / knowledge and ethics
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-SSK12 (Not currently available)
Do not enrol into this subject if you have previously completed SSK12, as it is considered equivalent.
No additional requirements
This subject aims to develop students’ understanding of, and skills for, learning at university and learning online. Using substantive knowledge areas as case studies, students will better understand academic practices and knowledge production, in order to develop good academic practice. They will use these skills to augment their studies in all discipline areas and be able to apply them to the workplace.
This subject is part of the Social Science Pathway.
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Once you complete your recommended path you'll be able to choose from a range of degrees in your area of interest. Plus, each of the subjects you complete through OUA Pathways can also be credited towards your chosen degree.
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Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Essay 1 (30%)
- Essay 2 — Final Knowledge Essay (40%)
- Portfolio of Worksheets (30%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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