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Gold Coast
OnlineN/A

Unit description

The unit develops students’ understanding of the university culture of scholarship whilst developing their critical thinking and information literacy skills.  Students will explore the nature of knowledge, including their own biases and limitations, developing an understanding of how information can be presented and interpreted in relation to a range of real-world, contemporary issues.

Unit content

  1. Critical Thinking: epistemology or how we know, what we know
  2. Academic Communication: group work
  3. Critical Thinking: frames & biases            
  4. Information Literacy: current, relevant, authoritative sources 
  5. Information Literacy: interpreting data 
  6. Academic Integrity: text ownership & authorship

 

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:
1Identify how students know what they know; and identify frames, heuristics and biases.
2Working in groups
3Identify relevant sources for university study and demonstrate an understanding of text ownership and authorship
4Interpret visually represented data

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

  1. Identify how students know what they know; and identify frames, heuristics and biases.
  2. Working in groups
  3. Identify relevant sources for university study and demonstrate an understanding of text ownership and authorship
  4. Interpret visually represented data

Prescribed texts

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  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours weekly (6 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour weekly (6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Critical review30%
Short written response50%

Teaching method
Tutorial online 2 hours weekly (6 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour weekly (6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Critical review30%
Short written response50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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