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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: GEDU5984

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

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3308 - Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Tim Morris 51.2.2  tim.morris@rmit.edu.au


Marcelle Damicoucas  51.2.2 marcelle.damicoucas@rmit.edu.au


Jacqueline Cheng 51.2.2 jacqueline.cheng@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None.

Course Description

This unit is delivered as part of an integrated program. The focusof this  unit are the skills and knowledge needed to engage with highly complex texts for personal purposes The focus  is on interpreting and critically analysing highly complex paper based and digital texts for personal purposes. These include intricate, dense and extended texts across a broad range of contexts including specialised contexts.It is delivered in conjunction with VU21380 Create a range of highly complex texts for personal purposes GEDU5986.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21376 Engage with a range of highly complex texts for personal purposes

Element:

1 Access and select a range of highly complex intricate print based and digital texts for personal purposes
 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify own specified purposes for engaging with texts

1.2
Locate and access a range of highly complex texts
1.3
Assess and select texts relevant to own purposes

Element:

2 Review selected print based and digital texts for personal purposes
 

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Interpret the purpose of the selected texts
2.2
Define features of texts selected
2.3
Apply reading strategies to interpret key ideas and supporting information in texts

Element:

3 Critically interpret a range of highly complex print based and digital texts for personal purposes
 

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Analyse a range of texts for personal purposes
3.2
Analyse devices used to present information
3.3
Discuss and support judgements about the effectiveness of the texts
3.4
Discuss similarities and / or differences between texts
3.5
Assess relevance of texts to own purpose


Learning Outcomes


 

The focus of this unit  is on interpreting and critically analysing highly complex paper based and digital texts for personal purposes. These include intricate, dense and extended texts across a broad range of contexts including specialised contexts. This includes paper based and digitalised texts.

The required outcomes described in this unit relate directly to the Australian Course Skills Framework (ACSF)

They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence at Level Five (Reading).
 

http://www.acer.edu.au/cspa/australian-core-skills-framework
http://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf/in-detail/aqf-levels/


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate III in General Education for Adults. This means that you will study this unit with another unit on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed.  An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery.

The Weekly Program Delivery Plan is a detailed outline of what activities you will be undertaking in each session on a weekly basis. You can access this via Blackboard (Mystudies) on the first day of each teaching week.

READING
You are encouraged to read a wide range of texts relevant to the study context. You will:
• read, analyse and review highly complex texts for personal purposes
• read extended personal and imaginative texts
• read opinion texts
• study items in literature and the media


Teaching Schedule

 Course dates:

6 February - 9 June 2017

Public Holidays

Labour Day Holiday Monday 13 March 2017 

ANZAC Day Holiday Tuesday 25 April 2017

Mid-Semester Break:

Thursday 13 April 2017 - Wednesday 19 April 2017 


This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. This unit is clustered with VU21380 (GEDU5986) Create a range of highly complex texts for personal purposes. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.

Your program is made up of:


• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Excursions
• Exit review

 

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. It is delivered in conjunction with VU21380 (GEDU5986) Create a range of highly complex texts for personal Purposes. This is Cluster 3 - Read and Write Complex Personal Texts.
  

WeekVU21376 Engage with a range of highly complex texts for personal purposesVU21376VU21380
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Diagnostic material.
Analysis of creative texts types. Introducing narrative. The 5 stages of narrative structure.

Text analysis tutorial for Assessment Task 1

2

 

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Text analysis tutorial for Assessment Task 1

Analysis of creative texts types. Review of narrative. The language of narrative. Setting scene and characters.
Introduction.

Pre writing support. Evaluation of sample narratives.

Online research & note take historical/current event as basis for narrative writing.

Narrative planning and writing time.

2

3

 2
  3


 

Assessment 1 Part 2- Text Comprehension Task done in class and submission in class.

Online research & note take historical/current event as basis for narrative writing. 

Narrative planning and writing time.

Teacher to model Turnitin.

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2

3

 2
 4

 

Teacher to model Turnitin.

Assessment Task 1 Submit draft via Turnitin for teacher feedback.

Student to edit &  proof read narrative task. 

Locate, select and evaluate websites Practice Harvard referencing.

Participate in tutorial discussions

Blog

 2 3
 5

 

Assessment  task 1 (Parts 3, 4, 5, 6) submission via Turnitin.

Introduce Assessment 3

Research and complete CAPOW tables.

Model annotated bibliographies.

Planning/writing

 

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3

 

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3

  6

 

Analysis of model annotated bibliographies
Planning and drafting your annotated bibliography

Harvard reference practice.

 

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3

 

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3

 7

 

Harvard reference practice.

Plan & write annotations.           

 

2

3

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3

 8


 

Mid Semester interviews. Individual progress interviews with portfolio of student work.

Teacher to model Turnitin.

Assessment Task 3 draft submitted via Turnitin.

Tutorial discussion and blog.          

Short story reading - preparation for tutorial discussions. 

 

 

2

3

 

 2
 9

 

Assessment Task 3 final electronic submission via Turnitin.

Short story reading and tutorial discussions. 

Tutorial discussion & blog.

 

2

3

 

2

3

 10

 

Text response tutorials & blog

Introduce Assessment Task 5

Short story reading and tutorial discussions. 

 

2

3

 

2

3

 11

 

Introduce essay structure with models

Text analysis tutorials and essay topics.
 

         

 

 2 3
  12  

Essay. How to write introduction.

Essay planning and drafting.

Paragraph structure.


Text analysis tutorials
Blog
             


 

2

3

2

3

 13

 

Assessment Task 5: Text Response Essay (drafting and draft submission to Turnitin for teacher feedback).

Student proof reading and editing.

Text analysis tutorials 

Blogs

2

3

2

3

14

Assessment task 5: Text Response (final submission via Turnitin).

Text analysis tutorials

Blogs

 2

3

2

3

15

Study skills

Text analysis tutorials

Blogs

 

2

3

2

3

16

 

Study skills

Text analysis tutorials

Blogs

2

3

2

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17 

Study skills

Text analysis tutorials

Blogs

2

3

 2

3

 

**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

All students will be inducted. The induction includes:

• Induction Booklet and presentation  
• Explore RMIT  
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring
• English-English dictionary

  • Thesaurus 
  • Display folder with plastic sleeves 
  • Highlighter pens 
  • Notebook or loose leaf paper 
  • Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply) 
  • USB (Memory stick)
  • Laptop


Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment 

This course is delivered as part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills.  It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addressed on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guideline about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.
 

Feedback:
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will take place throughout the course. Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – it is not graded. You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.


Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.
 

Summative Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Narrative Text

(Part 2 - Due: Week 3)

(Parts 4, 5 & 6 -  Due: Week 5)

This task involves the development of critical reading and writing skills in a creative genre. Narrative text type is introduced, discussed in groups and analysed. Text comprehension is done in class. Furthermore there is a focus on research of a factual event to prepare a written narrative text. Narrative research, draft and final version submitted electronically via Turnitin. 

Assessment Task 3  Digital texts/Annotated Bibliography (Due: Week 9).
This purpose of this task is to develop individual research skills, to access, review and critically interpret  a range of  highly complex texts. Students are required to participate in class discussions, plan and produce highly complex texts based on their research.  Submitted electronically via Turnitin. 
 

Assessment Task 5: Text response essay  (Due: Week 14).
This task requires students to read and respond to a creative text in essay form. A range of short stories are modelled and discussed in class, allowing students to analyse creative story structure, content and style as well as authors intention. The text response is an essay of approximately 800 words.  Submitted electronically via Turnitin.  

Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work.
 

Please note:
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.

 

Cover Sheets
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hardcopy. The signed cover sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.

 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix 

Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to the required skills and knowledge. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. To successfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least three occasions.

You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT.
 

Other Information

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required leaning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain competency.

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program policy www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
 

You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress
 

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.Extension www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy
www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 

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