Course Title: Participate in collaborative learning
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: GEDU5953
Course Title: Participate in collaborative learning
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
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
Tim Morris 51.2.0 firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie Kyle 51.2.0 email@example.com
Melanie Reynolds 51.2.0 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacquie Cheng 51.2.0 email@example.com
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
In this unit of competency you will be introduced to skills and knowledge required to prepare to enter tertiary study . It will cover the skills required to be able to participate effectively in collaborative
learning. This unit addresses the basic skills of group activities, peer evaluation and discussion.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VU20763 Participate in collaborative learning
1 Plan group work to complete an academic task
1.1 Devise a contract or agreed procedures for the activity
2 Conduct group activity
2.1 Carry out allocated individual tasks according to plan
3 Conduct peer evaluation
3.1 Determine criteria and purpose of evaluation
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/AQF indicators of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening competence at Level 4:
Details of Learning Activities
The competency will cover skills in team work and working collaboratively specifically on group projects and presentations.
- Plan group work to complete an academic task
- Establish group work protocols
- Apply collaborative techniques to analyse task requirements
- Produce timeline for stages of completion
- Evaluate group activity
- Conduct peer evaluation
This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. It is clustered with VU20762 Communicate Verbally in a further study context (GEDU5951)
|VU20763 E1 E2|
VU20762 E1 E2
|VU20763 E1 E2 E3|
VU20762 E1 E2
|VU20763 E1 |
Student and Teacher introductions
Learner (peer) interviews using circle ice breaker
Marshmallow collaborative group activity and listening TED Talk
Enterprise Skills (21st Century Skills) - What are employers looking for?
|Skills Focus - Group Work – Learning Lab Tutorial
Roles and Responsibilities for Group work – problem solving activity
Learning Styles Theory and VARK Activity
Planning Tools – RMIT Library Assessment Planner (Timeline)
|Elect SSCC Representatives
Assessment task 3 Groupwork Plannning:
Research model rubrics (internet)
Part 1: Plan and record the group work using the ‘Meeting Minutes’ template
Part 2: Create an evaluation rubric with group
|Assessment Task 3 Groupwork Planning |
Part 3: Choose a rubric from within the class - vote for the best assessment rubric within the class
Part 4: Peer Evaluation: complete the Google survey online
Group Work Scenarios discussion
Skills Focus - Collaborative Techniques
Public Speaking Cheat Sheet
Mini oral presentations: present study pathway plan based on research for Set Study Goals
|Feedback Skills – constructive feedback and protocols
Continue mini oral presentations: present study pathway plan based on research for Set Study Goals
Ted Talk – “Science of Stage Fright”
and Questions (follow up public speaking cheat sheet)
Basic Structure Oral Presentation
5Ps of Presentations – Pace, planning, pronunciation, pitch, practise
Watch & discuss Barack Obama speech “We’re building Iron Man”
|No class this week for this cluster|
|Assessments||Assessment Task 3 Groupwork Planning|
|Elements|| VU20763 E1 E2|
VU20763 E2 E3
| VU20763 E2|
VU20763 E2 E3
|VU20763 E1 E2|
|VU20763 E2 E3|
|VU20763 E2 E3|
| VU20763 E2 E3
|Activities|| Assessment Task 4 Group Oral Presentation 2nd group meeting: create Powerpoint slides
Rehearse group oral presentation
Assessment Task 4 Group Oral Presentation
Deliver Group Oral Presentation
Conduct Peer evaluation
| Learning Lab Reflective Journal|
Reflective writing & DIEP structure
Write Reflective Journal Blackboard
Redo any presentations to achieve a ‘Satisfactory/Competent’ result – end of class
|Attend Higher Education lecture & practice note taking skills|| Assessment Task 7: Formal Tutorial|
Define/discuss lectures, seminars & tutorials
Language for tutorials/group discussion
Participate in practice tutorials using AV text:
Assessment Task 7: Formal Tutorial
Review tutorial schedule for Week 16
Formal Tutorial Practise
Melatonin, the Essential Molecule by Massachusetts General Hospital
Group work skills & warm up with list of 10 things in common within group
Divide class into 3 - 4 groups: take turns to facilitate & participate in a model tutorial
| Assessment Task 7: Formal Tutorial|
Read/watch tutorial texts for allocated tutorial session and take detailed notes
Prepare a list of questions to ask as the facilitator – check with teacher
| Assessment Task 7: Formal Tutorial
Facilitate a 15-20 minute tutorial discussion about chosen topic
Participate in other tutorial discussions
Peer evaluation and response
|Assessments||Assessment Task 4 Group Oral Presentation||Assessment Task 4 Group Oral Presentation||Assessment Task 7: Formal Tutorial|
**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.
There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• 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 written tasks.
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 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.
for further information on VET Grades Competency based assessment: See link
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 to be assessed or submitted in class:
Assessment Task 2: Groupwork Planning due Week 3
Assessment Task 6: Group Oral Presentation due Week 10
Assessment Task 8: Formal Tutorial due Week 16
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
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’.
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 Program co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT
Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.
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
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