Course Title: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: GEDU6043
Course Title: Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3311 - Certificate III in EAL (Access)
Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou / Bloss Robertson
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Karen Gao 51.2.002 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Fourtunis 51.2 email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 20
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
This unit of competency describes research, planning and producing a learning plan and the skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English to achieve individual goals.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VU21323 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
2 Clarify factors impacting on own learning
2.1 Discuss previous experiences in relation to achieving identified goals
3 Document an individual learning plan.
3.1 Clarify the purpose of an individual learning plan
4 Prepare portfolio of completed work samples
4.1 Discuss the purposes of the portfolio
5 Monitor and update the individual learning plan
5.1 Identify progress towards end-of-course goals and objectives
1 Clarify learning goals
1.1 Identify and prioritise learning goals
This unit applies to participants using reading and writing skills in English in a wide range of formal and informal situations. It develops the skills and knowledge to identify and document current skills and plan future skills development to achieve individual learner objectives. .
The outcomes described in this unit relates to:
The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2+ and Writing 2+
the Autralian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).http://www.acer.edu.au/cspa/australian-core-skills-framework . They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Reading and Writing at Level 3.
Details of Learning Activities
This unit is part of Certificate III in EAL (Access) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with 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.
In this unit you will:
- document you individual learning plan,
- clarify your goals
- identify areas for further skill development
- identify your strengths and weakness
- prepare a portfolio of work completed during the semster
- you will also monitor andupdate your individual learning plan
Complete a Reflective Writing Assessment Task describing your progress and your achievements during the course.
The revision of important grammatical structures will be incorporated into each activity.
This program is of 17 weeks duration. The week one is induction week.
Program Dates: 9 February - 5 June, 2015
Labour Day 9 March,2015
Good Friday 18 April, 2015
Mid Semester Break
2 April - 10 April, 2015
|Week||VU21323 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio|
|1||Identify goals and set out a learning plan, Set up porfolio and complete weekly goals and achievement in the independent weekly stuyd plan.|
|2||commence documenting a weekly plan, ouline areas of improvement and indivuidual/directed study plans|
|8||Mid semester interview to discuss porfolio of completed work and progress|
|16||Complete Portfolio of work and complete Reflective Assessment task of individual progress and achievements.|
|17||finalize portfolio of completed work , discuss achievements and progress and future study plans in exit interview with teachers|
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availabiltiy of speakers and resources.
Your program is made up of:
• 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.
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)
- 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 part of a full-time 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 will be assessed by notetaking, summaries,essays, letters and research reports.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, 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.
An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
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 Task 4: Learning Plan and Portfolio Due Week 9
- Following verbal instructions to look up prospective Pathways and evaluate courses using appropriate websites
Assessment Task 15: Mid-semester Interviews Week 9
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
•: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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