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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

This discipline unit provides students with opportunities to build personal literacy, as well as the knowledge and skills to apply this in professional settings. Content topics will cover: literacy, professional literacy, and academic literacy.

Unit content

Topic 1: Being a Successful Student
 
Topic 2: Literacy for All
 
Topic 3: The Literacy Demands of the 21st Century
 
Topic 4: Professional Literacy – Reading and Viewing
 
Topic 5: Professional Literacy – Writing
 
Topic 6: Professional Literacy – Speaking
 
Topic 7: Academic Literacy – Reading
 
Topic 8: Academic Literacy – Academic Referencing
 
Topic 9: Academic Literacy – Writing Paragraphs and Essays
 
Topic 10: Academic Literacy – Revision and Examination Preparation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate personal literacy competence to the high standard required for professional practice
2 analyse a range of texts for their text structure and language features
3 create a range of texts for a professional context
4 compose short responses displaying academic writing principles.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate personal literacy competence to the high standard required for professional practice
  2. analyse a range of texts for their text structure and language features
  3. create a range of texts for a professional context
  4. compose short responses displaying academic writing principles.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.