## EDUC 1011 - Reasoning with Numbers: Statistical Literacy

### North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

This course covers broad quantitative skills in the context of academic reasoning and argumentation: it aims to make students literate in the use of numbers and the basic analysis of primary data for academic purposes. It will be useful for students entering courses where applied numeracy skills are necessary, such as Psychology, Health Sciences, or Business and Commerce disciplines. Students will be introduced to some basic statistical concepts such as averages (mean, median and mode), variance, distribution, and probability. All learning takes place in a practical context, and all concepts are given a strong grounding in real-life examples and hands-on activities. This course is compulsory for University Preparatory Program students wishing to undertaken studies in Nursing or Health Sciences. This course is offered to all students who wish to gain a basic grasp of statistical skills and will relate these skills to their personal and academic experiences, i.e., students will be able to interpret material presented in publications delivered in several formats (e.g., via TV, Internet, newspapers, academic papers, etc). Assessment will consist of a self-directed research activity where students collect data and undertake some simple analysis of that data, and then present their analysis with some preliminary findings.

• General Course Information
##### Course Details
Course Code EDUC 1011 Reasoning with Numbers: Statistical Literacy School of Education Semester 2 Undergraduate North Terrace Campus 3 Up to 3 hours per week N Available to University Preparatory Program or Wirltu Yarlu Preparatory Program students only This course covers broad quantitative skills in the context of academic reasoning and argumentation: it aims to make students literate in the use of numbers and the basic analysis of primary data for academic purposes. It will be useful for students entering courses where applied numeracy skills are necessary, such as Psychology, Health Sciences, or Business and Commerce disciplines. Students will be introduced to some basic statistical concepts such as averages (mean, median and mode), variance, distribution, and probability. All learning takes place in a practical context, and all concepts are given a strong grounding in real-life examples and hands-on activities. This course is compulsory for University Preparatory Program students wishing to undertaken studies in Nursing or Health Sciences. This course is offered to all students who wish to gain a basic grasp of statistical skills and will relate these skills to their personal and academic experiences, i.e., students will be able to interpret material presented in publications delivered in several formats (e.g., via TV, Internet, newspapers, academic papers, etc). Assessment will consist of a self-directed research activity where students collect data and undertake some simple analysis of that data, and then present their analysis with some preliminary findings.
##### Course Staff

Course Coordinator: Ms Amy Robinson

Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos
Level 6, Nexus 10,
School of Education,

Lecturer and Tutor: Dr. Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos

##### Course Timetable

The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

• Learning Outcomes
##### Course Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Discuss and apply basic concepts which are essential in statistics, including variance, probability, significance, and others;
2. Apply statistical knowledge to academic and everyday life;
3. Work cooperatively with others;
4. Analyse a specific dataset in response to a question in order to form well-supported conclusions;
5. Utilise technology to assist in the analysis and application of statistical knowledge.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Deep discipline knowledge
• informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
• acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
• accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 4, 5
Critical thinking and problem solving
• steeped in research methods and rigor
• based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
• demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Teamwork and communication skills
• developed from, with, and via the SGDE
• honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
• encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 3, 4
• technology savvy
• professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
• forward thinking and well informed
• tested and validated by work based experiences
2, 3, 4, 5
Intercultural and ethical competency
• adept at operating in other cultures
• comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
• able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
• demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3, 4
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
• a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
• open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
• able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
2, 3
• Learning Resources
##### Recommended Resources
The lecturer will establish the recommended resources during weeks 1 and 2.

##### Online Learning
See MyUni for details.
• Learning & Teaching Activities
##### Learning & Teaching Modes

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##### Learning Activities Summary

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• Assessment

The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

##### Assessment Summary
 Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Attendance and Participation Formative Ongoing 0% (but highly recommended students attend lectures and seminars in order to be able to deal with the assignments) 1, 2, 3, 5 Mini-quizzes x 2 Formative Week 5, Week 10 20% (2 x 10% each) 1, 4 Group presentations Formative In class (tutorial), Week 10 30% 1, 2, 3 Final essay Summative and formative Friday of week 13 50% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

For clarification on which dates correspond to which weeks, please visit: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/dates/

##### Assessment Detail

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##### Submission

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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
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.

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