Course Title: Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GEDU5443

Course Title: Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Judith McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258366

Course Contact Email: judith.mccann@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geraldine Walton
geraldine.walton@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 25

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This course will be run in conjunction with GEDU 5444 - Create a range of complex texts for learning purposes.

Course Description

The focus of this course is on developing the reading skills required for further education. Its emphasis is on gaining the knowledge to interpret and critically analyse complex texts.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU157 Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes

Element:

1 Select a range of complex texts for learning purposes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Learner’s purposes for engaging with texts are clarified
1.2 A range of complex texts is located
1.3 Texts relevant to learner’s learning purposes are chosen
 

Element:

2 Review selected texts for learning purposes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Purpose of the text is interpreted
2.2 Features of texts are analysed
2.3 Reading strategies are used to interpret key ideas and supporting information in texts
2.4 Texts are evaluated for relevance and quality of content
 

Element:

3 Critically interpret a range of texts for learning purposes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 A range of texts for learning purposes are analysed
3.2 Similarities and / or differences are discussed
3.3 Judgements about the usefulness of the texts are discussed
 


Learning Outcomes


This is a competency based program


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures
In-class discussions
In-class worksheets
In-class group activities/presentations
 


Teaching Schedule

WeekDate
(week starting)
 
Topic
16/2/12
 

Introduction to course
Library Orientation
Literacy Diagnostic Test

Outline Key Reading Skills.
Skimming; Scanning; Predicting Word Meaning;

213/2/12
 
Writer’s Purpose & Text Organisation; Main idea
Reading extension
320/2/12
 
Understanding Detail; Graphs & Tables; Inferring
Reading Critically
Reading extension
427/2/2
 
Fact & Opinion
Propaganda techniques
Reading extension
55/3/12
 

Reading difficult material
Reading comprehension oral presentation
Reading extension

612/3/12
 
Paraphrasing; summarising; referencing
Reading extension
Reading comprehension oral presentation
719/3/12
 
Reading Science Article Assignment
Reading comprehension oral presentation
826/3/12
 
Reading Science Article. Assignment
Reading comprehension oral presentation
92/4/12Reading Science Article. Assignment
Reading comprehension oral presentation


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

English Dictionary


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

1. In-class Worksheets 


2. Reading Test 


3. Reading Assignment


Assessment Tasks

Class participation will be observed and will be a consideration in the grading.
Layout and presentation of assessment tasks will be a significant consideration in the grading.
A minimum Pass Grade must be obtained in each of assessment tasks in order to pass this course.
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.

In-class worksheets ungraded
Reading Test 30%
Reading comprehension oral presentation 30%
Reading Assignment 40%


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

For information on late submission of work or absence on the day of assessment, please go to the Program site on the Learning Hub
for C3209 Certificate III in Science or contact the Program Co-ordinator, Judi Mc Cann.

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