Course Title: Design and review a project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: GEDU5988

Course Title: Design and review a project

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 94.3.16 email: tim.morris@rmit.edu.au 
Marcelle Damicoucas 94.3.16 marcelle.damicoucas@rmit.edu.au

Jacqui Cheng 94.3.16 jacqueline.cheng@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 40

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


The focus of this unit is to develop skills and knowledge to design, conduct and critically examine a project’s processes and outcomes.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21389 Design and review a project

Element:

1 Identify the context for requirements of a project proposal

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify the context and purpose of the proposal
1.2 Explore the resources required to support the proposal
 

Element:

2 Develop project methodology

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Define the components, products and resources required for the project
2.2 Assess the feasibility of a range of approaches
2.3 Establish the criteria for assessing the success of the project
 

Element:

3 Finalise project planning

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop the project action plan
3.2 Organise the required resources

Element:

4 Undertake the project

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Confirm own roles, responsibilities and tasks and those of others involved in the project if applicable
4.2 Undertake project activities according to the action plan
4.3 Monitor progress of the project and address issues as required
 

Element:

5 Review the project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Assess project outcomes against established criteria
5.2 Identify factors which contributed to the successful conduct and outcomes of the project
5.3 Identify factors which negatively influenced the project outcomes
5.4 Identify strategies or actions which may be applied to future project


Learning Outcomes


This unit describes the skills and knowledge to evaluate pathway options, plan skills development; design, implement and monitor a learning plan; and compile a portfolio of evidence.
 

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


http://www.deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx

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


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate III in General Education for Adults which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units 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 in this unit. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

This unit covers in part the reading and writing macro skills addressed in the whole certificate.

IMPLEMENT & REVIEW A PROJECT
You are encouraged to read a wide range of texts relevant to the study context. You will: design and conduct group presentations and projects.
 


Teaching Schedule

PROGRAM DATES

14th July - 18th July,2014 Induction Week

14th July - 7th November, 2014
Public Holiday
Melbourne Cup Day 4th November, 2014

Mid Semester break
29th September - 3rd October, 2014

 
This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is taught with (VU21377)Engage high complex text learning and (VU21381)Create high complex text learning

Teaching Schedule

Cert III CGEA Semester 2 2014.

WeekVU21389 Design and review a project

 Week 2

 

 Individual research a charity and takes notes.
Analysis of a charity website. Persuasive techniques.
Meet with your group. Decide on a charity. Decide on roles to pick up, set up and clean up. Weeks 3 & 4.

 Week 3

 

 Design and review a project. Group project. Charity morning tea/coffee.
Group A organises morning tea, collects money and gives 10 minute oral presentation about charity chosen.
Reflection on barriers and project success.
 

Week 4

 

 Design and review a project. Group project. Charity morning tea/coffee.
Group B organises morning tea, collects money and gives 10 minute oral presentation about charity chosen.
Reflection on barriers and project success.

Week 5

 

Public Holiday

Labour Day

Week  6

 

Academic paragraph structure
News analysis paragraph with topic sentence and supporting sentences.

Week 7

 

Academic paragraph structure.
Advertising paragraph with topic sentence and supporting sentences.
Online resources about advertising.

Week 8

 

Essay writing.
How to write introductions and include Harvard referencing.
Reading skills. Age article “More, more you know you want it’

Week 9

 

Persuasive techniques of advertising.
Analysis of ads selected by students for essay
Advertising essay. Planning

Week 10

 

Mid semester interviews

 Week 11

 

 Analysis of survey models.
Reading model surveys.
Identifying purpose and structure of surveys.
Analysis of survey language. Survey Monkey website.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/

 Week 12

 

 

 Peer editing of Melbourne survey draft.

 Week 13

 

 Peer editing of Melbourne survey draft # 1.
Conducting survey project.
Evaluating survey sucess.
Reflection on barriers and project success.
Collating survey in numeracy classes.

 Week 14

 

 Contrast essay & report structure
Analysis of report structure.
Reading and interpreting graphs about Melbourne.
Analysis of report structure

Week 15

 

Analysis of report structure.
Reading and interpreting graphs about Melbourne.
Analysis of report structure.
Synthesising. Harvard citations.

Week 16

 

Editing complete report draft.
Essay writing analysis- students assess sample essay with criteria
Report writing analysis- students assess sample report with criteria

VU21377) 

 

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

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
• Guest speakers
• Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes
• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session

Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.


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 (We ask that you do not use a translation 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)
 


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.


You may be assessed by:


• Comprehension activities
• Oral PowerPoint Presentation
• Research Project
• Report Writing

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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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.
Assessment tasks
Assessment tasks:
Summative Assessment tasks:
• Documentation of portfolio
• Documentation of group projects
• Documentation of group oral presentation
Design & conduct survey.
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


Assessment Matrix
Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. 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. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT.



 


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 3 Charity morning tea. Group project. Due: Weeks 2- 5
This purpose of this task is to develop individual research skills and to foster key skills for successful group work. It requires individual research, group participation, planning & decision making, conducting charity morning tea, collecting and donating money and giving a 10 minute group oral presentation.

 Assessment Task 8 Group Research and survey writing Due: Week s 10-13
This task takes place over several weeks and involves research, drafting writing and conducting a survey to find out who comes to Melbourne CBD and why people come to Melbourne CBD.
Students in groups of 3-4 conduct the survey at particular locations across the CBD. Survey results are then collated in maths class using Excel spread sheets and students generate results in graph form. Finally students use the graphs and write a short report of 300-500 words addressing the topic of who and why people come to Melbourne CBD.
 


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
 


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 sucessfully 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.
 

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