Introduction to General Studies in Dementia in Australia
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Apply a range of tools to assist you to manage your study and understand yourself as an adult learner
- Begin to write accurately and clearly and employ strategies to improve the quality of your written communications
- Demonstrate a knowledge of planning and writing a foundation level academic essay
- Demonstrate a developing understanding of critical thinking in academic studies
- Demonstrate a developing understanding of the ethics of academic integrity in communication
- General study skills
- Reading and summarising
- Writing skills
- Introduction to critical thinking
- Academic reading and study skills
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
In this subject you will cover three key areas:
- writing for success in tertiary study,
- study skills and
- critical thinking skills.
This subject will develop your self-motivation, time management, planning, organisation and literacy skills. Learning modules to specifically teach these skills will be available.
This subject has some information about dementia but this is secondary. In this unit you will also begin to develop learning skills that will be useful throughout your university career. These include listening and reading effectively, taking notes, using visual learning tools, learning how to structure and write essays and reports and developing critical thinking skills. In researching for your assignments, you will begin to build your critical thinking skills. You will begin to examine claims about facts and expressions of opinion in order to assess their credibility and accuracy and to identify any bias. By participating in class activities and completing assessment tasks, you will begin to develop written and oral communication skills, and problem solving skills.
- Summary (10%)
- Peer moderated paper (25%)
- Guided report (20%)
- Essay (35%)
- Quiz (10%)
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