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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

James Goring - Teacher

james.goring@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 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
• Class Discussions
• Reading Activities
• Worksheets
• Oral report

 


Teaching Schedule

WeekDateTopic
1

10 Feb
 

Literacy Diagnostic Test

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

217 FebWriter’s Purpose & Text Organisation; Main idea
324 FebUnderstanding Detail; Graphs & Tables; Inferring
403 MarchReading Critically / Fact & Opinion
510 March
 

Propaganda techniques
Critical Reading
Reading comprehension oral presentation

6
17 March

Reading Test
Reading comprehension oral presentation

724 March

Paraphrasing; summarising; referencing
Reading comprehension oral presentation

8 31 MarchReading Science Article - Assignment
Reading comprehension oral presentation
907 AprilReading Science Article - Assignment
Reading comprehension oral presentation
1014 AprilRevision & Self / Peer Evaluation


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

English dictionary - see teacher for details English Thesaurus. See teacher for details
 


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

1. In-class Worksheets 


2. Reading Test 


3. Reading Assignment


Assessment Tasks

Reading Test 30%


Reading comprehension oral presentation 30%


Reading Assignment 40%
 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

 Assessment Information

  • Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
     
  • Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected
     
  • If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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