Courses & Units

Academic Literacies ESH106

Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

This unit seeks to prepare you for academic success at the start of your university studies. In this unit you will reflect on your own literacies in light of the academic literacy requirements required for your study and your new role as a pre-service teacher. This will include the requirement to undertake national numeracy and literacy testing for initial teacher education students mandated by the Australian Government and the expectation that you will develop a 'portfolio of evidence' as you progress through your teacher education course. You will investigate and apply concepts of academic integrity incorporating referencing conventions and learn about online communication, the use of social media and other ethical aspects. The unit will then provide you with an opportunity to develop your academic writing and practice these skills in through a supported writing task. You will also learn about digital literacies and the use of technologies to support your academic work. In summary, the unit identifies and then elaborates expectations in relation to a range of essential academic literacies and links to the professional application of these literacies for pre-service teachers.

Summary

Unit name Academic Literacies
Unit code ESH106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education
Coordinator

Dr Jennifer Masters

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 070101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hr preparation tasks, 1 x 2 hr workshop (13 weeks) Or

Online: Learning modules

Assessment

AT1: Personal reflection on literacies (20%);

AT2: Online quizzes (20%);

AT3: Two stage essay (40%);

AT4: Digital artefact (20%)

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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