Course Title: Manage complex discourse settings
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: LANG5781C
Course Title: Manage complex discourse settings
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6111 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Brad Paez email@example.com phone 99250326
James Blyth (AUSLAN only) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominal Hours: 30
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to manage the physical setting and communication dynamics of complex discourse settings, including: planning the discourse; managing the communication flow; and reviewing and evaluating the discourse management process.
This unit will be delivered in a cluster with the following unit:
LANG5785C Analyse, recall and reproduce source languages (LOTE)
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS610A Manage complex discourse settings
1. Plan discourse.
2. Reach agreement with participants on process.
3. Manage flow of communication.
4. Monitor progress of discourse.
5. Evaluate discourse management.
1.1. Establish assignment context and requirements with client to plan to achieve desired outcomes.
Details of Learning Activities
In classroom situations, you will participate in role plays, simulations and various problem solving activities in small groups and interpreting practice and demonstrations. Students will also observe each other practising in small groups and provide feedback to each other.
Details of the teaching schedule will be provided by the teacher during the first week of class.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will be ongoing during the semester, and you will receive feedback on your progress. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key elements and performance criteria.
Asssessment tasks may include, but not limited to:
-teacher directed group activities
-practical demonstration of skills in roleplays real or simulated activities
Assessment 1 (This is the same as Assessment 1 in Interpreting cluster) - You will be asked to listen to a LOTE passage, of approx. 150 English words and analyse, recall and reproduce in the LOTE language. (Elements 1-3) . This task will be used for grading purposes
Assessment 2 - You will be asked to listen to an English passage of approx. 150 words and analyse, recall and reproduce in the English language. This task will be graded.
Assessment 3 (this will be done in Interpreting practical demonstrations) A task to assess understanding and managing complex issues in specialised settings for interpreters, eg medical, legal, community services, business during practical demonstrations of dialogue interpreting and monologue Interpreting demonstrations (live or video).
(This will be undertaken as part of Assessment 3 in Interpreting Cluster)
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
Students may apply for Special Consideration on a range of health or compassionate grounds where they experience unexpected or extenuating circumstances. Information on ‘How to apply for Special Consideration’ can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b1wqvnwk8aui
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Extension of time for submission of assessable work:
Circumstances may arise which prevent students from completing an assessment task on time. In certain circumstances a student may be entitled to apply for an extension to the due date.
Extensions of 7 calendar days or less:
Students seeking an extension of 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the School.
Extensions of greater than 7 working days:
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy , preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Extension of time for submission of assessable work procedure: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.
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