Course Title: Communicate verbally in a further study context

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: GEDU5951

Course Title: Communicate verbally in a further study context

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou,

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au, bloss. robertson@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jane Collins 94.3.16 email: jane.collins@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

This unit of competency applies to verbal communication in a tertiary study context and covers individual and group activities using formal and informal verbal communication skills. This may involve collaborative activity where some responsibility is required to delegate aspects of these tasks to others. The activities and assessments will be integrated into the particular course.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20762 Communicate verbally in a further study context

Element:

1 Use verbal communication skills in tutorials

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine the participation requirements and topic of the tutorial

1.2 Allocate tasks with others as required

1.3 Complete required preparation for tutorial

1.4 Apply tutorial participation techniques to discuss acadmeic topics

1.5 Apply critical thinking in response to questions

1.6 Ask questions of others to further explore topic

Element:

2 Apply verbal communication skills to academic projects

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the communication requirements and topic of the tutorial

2.2 Prepare questions/prompts and supporting documentation

2.3 Check appropriatenes of questions with others

2.4 Complete the communication requirements

2.5 Evaluate the effectiveness of the activity with others

Element:

3 Make a formal presentation in an academic context

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine purpose and audience for presentation

3.2 Research the features of successful academic presentations

3.3 Structure presentation according to agreed criteria and academic presentation format

3.4 Prepare visual, written and verbal content

3.5 Deliver presentation effectively using supports

3.6 Invite and respond to questions

3.7 Evaluate effectiveness of presentation with others


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competence of the above elements. The outcomes described in this unit relate to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and Australian Qualities Framework (AQF).

They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Speaking and Listening competence at Level 4:
 

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


Details of Learning Activities

 

The competency will cover skills in verbal communication specifically turorial discussion, anaylsis, critical thinking and formal academic presentations.

You will:

Use verbal communication skills in tutorials

Determine the communication requirements and topic of the tutorial

Apply critical thinking in response to questions
 

Make a formal presentation in an academic context

Evaluate effectiveness of presentation with others


Participate in formal and informal discussions
 


Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: Mon 18 February – Fri 21 June 2013

Term Break: Fri 29 March – Fri 5 April 2013

Public holidays: Mon 11 March (Labour Day), Fri 29 March (Good Friday),Thur 25 April (ANZAC Day), Mon 10 June 2013 (Queen’s Birthday)

 

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. The assessment tasks have been put in bold to match the unit of competency. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course

Week

GEDU 5949

VU20761
Prepare for Tertiary Reading & Writing
 

GEDU 5951

VU20762
Communicate Verbally in a further study context
 

GEDU 5947

VU20760
Set Study goals and plan education pathway
 

GEDU 5953

VU20763
Participate
in collaborative learning
 

 GEDU 5955

VU20764
Conduct online research for further study
 

 
1

Sentence structure

Summary

Investigate current legal issues

Tutorial

Ongoing assessment

 Team work skillsresearch skills 
2Paragraph StructureInvestigate current legal issues

Tutorial
Ongoing assessment
 

 Collaborative project  
3

Unity coherence paragraph structure

 Careers fairCollaborative project  
4

Paraphrasing

Referencing

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial

Ongoing assessment
 

Study goals, education pathway assessment introduced

Collaborative project

assessment introduced

Database research Library task 
5

read, notetaking strategies

Synthesis

Summarising

Essay skills Collaborative project

Exposition essay Assessment task intro.

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial

Ongoing assessment
 

 Collaborative project

goal setting

  
6

read, notetaking strategies

Brainstorm

 

Individual essay topic

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial

Ongoing assessment

 Collaborative project

Formatting

Research

Referencing

 
7Essay Plan submitted

Investigate current legal issues
Tutorial

Ongoing assessment
 

Study goals, education pathway assessment due Research

Referencing
 

 
8

essay Draft

Proofreading

  

reflective journal

Research
Referencing

 

 
9submit

Exposition Essay

Literature Review introduced

Mid semester Interviews

 

Collaborative Journal

Peer Review reflective journal

Research
Referencing
 
10Literature review   Research
Referencing
 
11 Literature review assessmentOral presentation skills Court Excursion organised by groups. Dates TBCResearch
Referencing
 
12

Argumentative essay skillsassessment task introduced

  

.

Research
Referencing
 
13

Essay skills

Brainstorm

  Court ExcursionResearch
Referencing
 
14PlanPolice incursion

TBC
 

 

Police incursion

TBC

  
15Exam skillsExam skillsExam skills 

Oral presentation

research

Powerpoint
 
16Essay dueOral Presentation  Oral presentation 
17course feedbackcourse feedbackcourse feedbackcourse feedbackcourse feedback 

**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

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 competency is 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 throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or communication tasks.

Feedback:
Both verbal and written feedback will be provided throughout the semester, as well as individual and group feedback on practical exercises.
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 seehttp://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will take place throughout the course.Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – and is graded following the criteria below.

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
 

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:

Summative assessments:

  •  Investigate current legal issues - Logbook/Presentation Ongoing assessement
  • Tutorial participation
  • Oral presentation

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.
 

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