Critical Reasoning and Academic Literacy PG (10436.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Define and critically evaluate an argument presented in a text;
2. Demonstrate and justify the selection and implementation of effective oral presentation strategies;
3. Demonstrate strategic use of grammatical resources to achieve coherence and cohesion in written work; and
4. Construct a critically informed argument in a piece of research-based writing that reflects academic integrity.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Online||Dr Jeremy Koay|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 1||20 February 2023||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2023||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 3||17 July 2023||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Online||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 1||26 February 2024||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
|2024||Hanoi, Vietnam||Vietnam Period 3||29 July 2024||Intensive||Dr Siewimm Tan|
Bassham, G., Irwin, W., Nardone, H., & Wallace, J. (2023). Critical thinking: A student's introduction. 7th Ed. NY: McGraw-Hill Education. [E-book available via Canvas]
Maimon, E. P., Peritz, J., Yancey, K. B. (2020). A writer's resource: A handbook for writing and research. 6th Ed. NY: McGraw-Hill Education. [E-book available via Canvas]
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site. Students are also expected to do independent secondary research.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Students must complete and submit all assessments to pass the unit. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
All times indicated on Canvas are Australian Eastern Daylight Time UTC +11 (until 3AM, 7 APR 2024) and Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10 (from 3AM, 7 APR 2024). If you are not physically located in Canberra, it is your responsibility to pay attention to the time difference. To avoid submitting your assignments late, use the Time Zone Converter.
Sample assignments reflecting the range of grades will be moderated. All assignments that receive a fail grade will be reassessed by a colleague in the discipine.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation and the Academic Integrity Module
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
The Academic Integrity Module is a mandatory (non-assessable) requirement in this unit. You must complete this module and upload your completion certificate to the relevant DropBox by 11.59PM, Fri, 23 FEB 2024 (AEDT/UTC +11). Students who do not submit their AIM certificate will be given a withheld (WH) grade until such time as they upload it to the DropBox.
Students are expected to engage with weekly independent online workshops, listen to lectures, engage with relevant e-resources and readings, participate in online activities, attend virtual workshops, conduct independent secondary research, work in groups and complete all assessment items to the best of their ability. They should also consult the unit convenor when in doubt.
Breakdown of workload
Independent online workshop activities: 36 hours
Reading and other preparation: 35 hours
Assessments: 60 hours
Group work: 12 hours
Virtual workshops: 7 hours
Your participation in online activities and virtual workshops will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
(1) Word processing skills, and (2) familiarity with the features of Canvas, including those asssociated with posting messages, uploading video and audio files, uploading assignments, and using the library catalogue and library databases. As this is an online unit, students should ensure they have access to a computer and a safe workspace.
This unit utilises E-books and E-resources subscribed to by the UC Library. These can be accessed, at no additional cost to students, via the unit Canvas site.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact ServiceDesk@canberra.edu.au if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Research led education
The unit addresses research led education. There are active researchers teaching the unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
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