LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Develops time management and academic skills relevant to the successful completion of assignments and projects in Indigenous Knowledge (IK). Referencing, citation and writing skills will be developed through learning-based modules. Issues of academic conduct and plagiarism will be discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Digital literacy and communicating at University
Topic 2: Time management, learning theories, peers and collaboration
Topic 3: Academic culture, ethics, rigor and integrity
Topic 4: Reading, note taking, critical thinking and reflection
Topic 5: The role of evidence, paraphrasing, quoting, in-text citation and referencing
Topic 6: Academic skills, structuring sentences and paragraphs, writing annotated bibliographies, essay planning and writing
Topic 7: Reflecting on indigenous and non-indigenous scholarship

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • McConchie, P (ed.), 2003, Elders: Wisdom from Australia's Indigenous Leaders, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours/week (12 weeks)

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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