Course Title: Communicate verbally in a further study context

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Tim Morris 94.3.16 tim.morris@rmit.edu.au

Melanie Kyle 94.2.16 melanie.kyle@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 15 July – Fri 29 November, 2013

Term Break: Mon 23 September – Sun 5 October 2013

Public holidays: Tue 5 November (Melbourne Cup Day)
 

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

VU20762 Communicate verbally in a further study context

GEDU5951

 1 Learner (peer) interviews
Team work problem solving activity with reflection afterwards
Skills Audit: identify personal strengths & weaknesses in a study context
 
 2 Learning Styles
Assessment task for “Set study goals & plan education pathway”
Complete draft Personal SWOT analysis
 3 Effective group work & skills
Pathways Lecture: Listen & take notes about tertiary education system, VTAC applications, Open Days, fees
online research for assessment task “Set study goals & plan education pathway”
 4 Continue work on assessment task “Set study goals & plan education pathway”
Open Days research
use VTAC website for course research
Individual pathways interviews with teacher
 5 Continue working on the Assessment task “Set study goals & plan education pathway”
Course research, Personal Statement, SEAS impact statements & Scholarship applications
 6 Continue assessment task “Set study goals & plan education pathway”
Course research, Personal Statement, SEAS impact statements & Scholarship applications
Submit draft Personal Statement
 7  Finish assessment task “Set study goals & plan education pathway”
Course research, Personal Statement, SEAS impact statements & Scholarship applications
 8 Submit assessment task “Set study goals & plan education pathway”
Oral presentation skills & strategies
Plan & practice group oral presentations
Create PowerPoint Slides
 9  Deliver group oral presentations
Peer & self-evaluation
 10  Individual progress interviews
 11  Revise note taking skills & strategies
Listening & note taking from audio visual text/lecture
 12  Listening & note taking from audio visual text/lecture
 13 Complete assessment task: "Lecture listening and note taking"Preparation for assessment task: "Formal tutorial- facilitate & participate
 14 Preparation for assessment task: "Formal tutorial- facilitate & participate"
 15 Preparation for assessment task: "Formal tutorial- facilitate & participate"
 16 Preparation for assessment task: "Formal tutorial- facilitate & participate"
 17 Preparation for assessment task: "Formal tutorial- facilitate & participate"
18Feedback and results

 

 

**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:

These dates may be changed depending on students’ needs and learning abilities

 

3. Group Oral Presentation – research report
(Melanie Kyle & Tim Morris) To be presented in class Tues 17 & Wed 18 September

4. Mid Semester Progress Interview
(Melanie Kyle & Tim Morris) Tues 8 & Wed 9 October
 

5. Lecture listening and note taking
(Melanie Kyle) Week 14

8. Formal tutorial- facilitate & participate
(Melanie Kyle) Weeks 16 - 18

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.

Note: For information about grade average and articulation into other RMIT courses see ’Other Information’.

 


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.
 

Other Information

This course will contribute to your grade average result in the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (Science) qualification. Please note that you must achieve a CREDIT average across the program to be granted a guaranteed pathway in the following programs.
Diploma of Nursing (subject to passing the VETASSESS)
Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)
Diploma of Technology (Pathology Testing)
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Diploma of Dental Technology.

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