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Do you know how you learn best? Do you know what skills you will need to be successful in your university studies? Academic literacies are the skills that you need to engage successfully with higher education, and this is a foundational unit which assists you to develop these literacies. In this unit you will consider your preferred learning styles and strategies, and make a concrete plan for your studies during semester. You will reflect on the effectiveness of this plan during your learning and adjust as necessary to help you be a successful learner. You will complete quizzes to help you to consolidate your learning, and be supported in an essay writing and portfolio task. During the unit you will learn about academic integrity, referencing and writing conventions, communication and presentation, and the use of technologies. This content is delivered through the lens of the teaching profession, and links to the professional application of these literacies as a pre-service/education support teacher.

Summary 2021

Unit name Academic Literacies
Unit code EDU106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Stephanie Clayton

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and apply academic literacy strategies, processes and requirements, and reflect on how these support you to achieve academic success.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of and correctly apply policies and practices relating to academic integrity.
  3. Apply strategies to find and critically assess credible, accurate and reliable scholarly material.
  4. Select and use appropriate writing conventions and technology tools to clearly communicate ideas.




Task 1: Personal Learning Plan (15%)

Task 2: Online quizzes (20%)

Task 3: Academic Argument (40%)

Task 4: Reflection and Show Portfolio, equivalent to 1000 words (25%)

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Grellier, J., & Goerke, V. (2018). Communications toolkit (4th ed). Cengage Learning.

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