Foundations of Professional Planning (9799.1)
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|Dvc-Education Portfolio||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the key discipline-specific and generic skills, attitudes and abilities they will need in their academic and professional lives over the next five years;
2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years;
3. Identify communication modes appropriate to their discipline and professional destination (written communication, presentation skills, negotiation skills, listening skills, video/audio and multimedia presentation, scientific discourse, mathematical and statistical communication, communication through social media, and other methods);
4. Employ logical reasoning, effective argument, critical and creative thinking skills to communicate effectively in specific academic assessment tasks (essays, presentations, scientific reports, and others);
5. Examine how cultural, social and professional boundaries, identities and expectations shape and influence communication, and how to work with these factors in communicating effectively in a globalised world;
6. Work effectively in teams to achieve academic and real-world/professional goals; and
7. Reflect upon the relationship between diversity, divergence and innovation in effective teamwork.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
- 9572 Becoming a Professional AND 9437 Foundations of Research and Creative Inquiry.
Equivalent units9572 Becoming a Professional.
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All readings for this unit are available via the Moodle site by direct link. There is no textbook for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this unit students are required to attempt all assessment items (including successful completion of the Academic Integrity Module) and earn an overall grade of 50% or higher.
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.
Extensions and Late Submission
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other personal circumstances outside the students control. Extensions must be applied for before the due date via the Extension Application Form in the Assessment section of the unit Moodle site. Documentary evidence (eg. Medical certificate, police report, etc.) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener, or appropriate Discipline Convenor, will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% per caldendar day late up to 7 days, after which the assignment will not be accepted and the student will receive a mark of '0' by default.
Foundations of Professional Planning is a 3cp unit, which assumes around 150 hours of work over the semester. In Semester 1 and 2 this indicates a commitment of around 10 hours per week on lectures, tutorials, preparation, assignments, etc. In Winter Term this indicates a commitment of around 20 hours per week, due to the shorter length of the term.
It is expected that you will spend approximately 1 hour per week watching lecture recordings, 1 hour per week (2 hours per fortnight) in tutorials, and 7-8 hours per week on online activities, readings, assignments, etc.
If you are a full-time student this means that you should be spending a minimum of 40 hours per week on your university studies during term. It is very important that you plan how you are going to find enough hours every week for all the parts of your life such as study, work, family, sport and socialising.
Inclusion and engagement
Students who are registered with Inclusion & Welfare are encouraged to contact the Unit Convenor or appropriate Discipline Convenor early in the Semester to discuss any needs they have for alternative assessment or extensions.
Whilst attendance at tutorials does not form a component of the mark for this unit, tutorial activities are very focussed towards both the assessment for this unit and your professional field and attendance is expected. Your participation in both class and on-line activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation will jeopardise severely your ability to pass the assessment items.
Students who are unable to attend specific tutorial sessions must advice their tutor in advance to ensure they can catch up on material missed during the session.
Required IT skills
Basic use of internet browsers (eg. Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) is essential. Competent use of word-processing and presentation tools (eg. Microsoft Office suit) is desirable.
Work placement, internships or practicums
In Semester 2 2015 this unit is being delivered to the following discipline areas:
- Faculty of Arts and Design
- Arts & Humanities
- Design & Architecture
- Graphic Design & Media Arts
- Journalism & Creative Writing
- Faculty of Health
- Nutrition & Public Health
- Sport & Exercise Science
If you are not a student in one of these disciplines please contact the Unit Convenor for advice on tutorial enrolments.