Course Title: Research current issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4346

Course Title: Research current issues

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 55.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO5208

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit develops skills of learners to investigate current issues.  The unit also provides the learner with the skills and knowledge necessary to access and use computers for language learning. 

 


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

none



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21482 Research current issues

Elements:

2 Research a current issue of significance in Australia

3 Discuss the current issue

4 Write an informational text

 

1 Select a current issue of significance in Australia


Learning Outcomes

This unit is part of a full time integrated academic preparation program. It aims to provide you with the cultural understanding, advanced English language and study skills to participate in further study contexts.

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
 

the Performance Criteria from the four Elements
the ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Listening 3/3+ and Speaking 3/3+ 


 and the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)   
http://www.acer.edu.au/cspa/australian-core-skills-framework

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


Overview of Assessment

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:
 

  •  participation in group discussion,
     
  • essays, research reports
     
  • oral presentations.



Feedback will be provided throughout the semester, in both oral and written form, 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.

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