EDUC 1010 - Academic Literacy for University
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 1010 Course Academic Literacy for University Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to University Preparatory Program or Wirltu Yarlu Preparatory Program students only Course Description This course is designed to introduce students to the literacies required for academic study at a tertiary institution. Language use at university differs from 'generic' language use in many ways, and these differences will be explored through discussion and practice. Students will consider the contextual use of language in academic settings, extend their skills and capacities in listening and reading a variety of texts for a variety of purposes, and practice these skills in a supported process. The course will explore the genres of written texts at university, and the differences between different types of assignment. There will be a particular focus on developing students' research literacies.
This is not a course designed to address specific English language expression; students requiring this should undertake EDUC 1009 English Literacy for University. The course is geared toward providing students with skills in negotiating the complex linguistic terrain of tertiary study.
Course Coordinator: Ms Amy Robinson
Course Coordinator: Ms. Amy Kay Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lecturer & Tutor: Dr Daniel Lee (email@example.com)
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Critique materials and follow assignment instructions.
- Follow the conventions of academic presentations in written and oral formats.
- Use the Internet to find academic materials, through the library and elsewhere.
- Demonstrate argumentation and critical thinking skills in both writing and orally.
- Work together in groups and informally, discuss work on the MyUni discussion board and interact with academic staff.
- Use relevant information/communication technologies and online learning applications effectively and confidently.
- Practice academic integrity as a core part of their study, and be familiar with different referencing systems.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesAll required resources wil be provided to students in class or via MyUni (Canvas).
Recommended ResourcesSee MyUni for details.
Online LearningMyUni will be used extensively in this course for presenting information as well as the submission and return of assignments.
The Turnitin software application will be used for students to learn more effectively about referencing and citation conventions at university. Turnitin will be explained in class, but for further information please visit http://www.adelaide.edu.au/learning/staff/plagiarism/.
It is also strongly recommended that you view the following video: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/onlinelearning/learningmodules/avoidingPlagiarism/player.html
The University of Adelaide’s Learning Guides are excellent resources for all aspects of learning and study: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/writingcentre/learning_guides/
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
Week Topic 1 Course Introduction, Text Types and Literacy 2 Paragraphs 3 Referencing and Sources 4 Critical Thinking, Logic and Reasoning 5 Reflection and Learning Styles 6 Speech, Communication and Academic Language MID-SEMESTER BREAK 7 Keeping to the Word Limit 8 Critiquing Academic Literature 9 Academic Word List (AWL) 10 Literacy Policy and Action Research 11 Avenues for Literacy 12 Skills Transference and Course Closure
Topics subject to change.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 1 hour lecture per week (x 12) = 12 Hours 1 x 2 hour workshop per week (x 12) = 24 Hours Independent study = 120 Hours Total: = 156 Hours
Learning Activities Summary
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Specific Course RequirementsTo pass this course, students must attend at least 75% of tutorials; in cases of absence for medical or compassionate reasons, documentation must be provided and students must still attend at least 50% of classes. If students fail to attend the minimum required number of tutorials, they will be considered to have not completed an assignment (see below).
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Approx. Due Date
Weighting Learning Outcomes Paragraph Quiz Task (in-class) Week 3 20% 1,2,3,4,6 Minor Essay Week 6 35% 1,2,3,4,6,7
Major Essay and Report
National Association of Enabling Educators (NAEEA) Common Learning Outcomes (2019)
Skills: On completion of an Enabling course, a student will demonstrate:
cognitive skills to understand, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate information;
information skills to find, retrieve and analyse information for use in academic
communication practices to foster the exchange of knowledge and ideas within an
academic literacy skills fostering the written communication of ideas, theories and
independent learning skills
Application of knowledge and skills: A student completing an Enabling course will
demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills by:
engaging with the university learning and teaching environment in an ethically and
contextually aware manner;
applying independent learning techniques to achieve their learning outcomes;
using their developing critical thinking skills and broadening knowledge in particular
adopting student practices that meet their institutions’ academic expectations.
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must attempt all assessment tasks to pass this course. Since the University Preparatory Program is designed to prepare students for success at University, completing and submitting all assignments is central to the intended learning outcomes of the program and each course within it. Often, at least attempting and submitting assignments in the face of difficulty or adversity is enough for success at University and the UPP encourages this resilience by employing this policy in select courses. Please note that the absolute last date for the submission of assignments in Semester 1 is the end of Swot Vac week, which is one week after the final assignment is due.
If a student fails to submit all assessment tasks and would otherwise have received a grade greater than 45, they will be given a nominal grade of 45 (Fail) for that course in that semester. This will permit them to undertake additional assessment (formerly called academic supplementary assessment) at the Course Coordinator’s discretion, as per policy at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/supps.html
It is not necessary to apply for additional assessment; this assessment will usually consist of the missed pieces of assessment, but the course coordinator may require more. As per policy 22.214.171.124, if the student passes the additional assessment to the Course Coordinator’s satisfaction, the maximum grade they can get for the course is 50 (Pass). If a student’s raw grade is below 45, regardless of whether all tasks have been attempted, this score will stand unless exceptional, documented circumstances apply as per the University’s Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/mod_arrange.html
Please note that there are two assessment items in this course which absolutely require attendance at a particular class: the In-class Test, and the Peer Review of First Essay. Non-attendance without documentation as per the MACA process will result in a zero for that assessment.
Substantial non-engagement in this course (evidenced by repeated non-attendance at tutorials and failure to submit assessments) may result in students being withdrawn from the University Preparatory Program and being required to apply for reinstatement if they wish to continue.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
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Policies & Guidelines
This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process
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