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CU1022 - Developing Academic Skills

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

Available to Diploma of Higher Education and Bachelor of Nursing Science (IHCAP) students only.

Developing Academic Skills allows you to develop the learning, thinking, critical reading and writing and time management skills that are required for rigorous study in a university context. The subject aims to facilitate the process of orientation and transition into academic teaching and learning cultures in a range of disciplines. You will develop learning skills relevant to the contemporary university environment to maximise learning from future lectures, tutorials and online subject materials. You will learn to plan and develop responses to a range of assessment tasks, and develop skills to prepare a range of written and oral tasks required in a university environment. Through actively engaging in planning, monitoring and evaluating your own learning, you will develop confidence in your own ability to be successful in higher education studies. There will be a strong emphasis on the importance of independent learning for successful university studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • locate, identify, analyse, synthesize and evaluate information, claims and evidence from a range of texts and sources for specific academic purposes;
  • communicate information, ideas, arguments and solutions in a clear and logical way using appropriate academic and referencing conventions;
  • demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed and independent learner through application of knowledge and academic literacy, digital literacy and numeracy skills;
  • demonstrate autonomy, judgment, accountability and responsibility to complete a range of higher education activities within broad but established parameters.
Assumed
Knowledge:
English language and numeracy proficiency to experience success in foundational university study.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Ms Lisa Moody.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
    Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Ms Lisa Moody.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
    • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
      Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Ms Lisa Moody
      Lecturer: Ms Elaine Charlton.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
      • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
        Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

        Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
        Census Date 28-Mar-2019
        Coordinator: Ms Lisa Moody
        Lecturers: Ms Elaine Charlton, Ms Lisa Moody.
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
        • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
          Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
          Census Date 11-Apr-2019
          Coordinator: Ms Lisa Moody
          Lecturer: Miss Carla Bridge.
          Contact hours:
          • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
          • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
            Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

            JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
            Census Date 08-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Ms Lisa Moody
            Lecturer: Miss Carla Bridge.
            Contact hours:
            • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
            • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
              Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

              JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
              Census Date 05-Dec-2019
              Coordinator: Ms Lisa Moody
              Lecturer: Miss Carla Bridge.
              Contact hours:
              • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
              • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
                Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

                Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 1
                Census Date 28-Mar-2019
                Face to face teaching (Limited Attendance mode)
                Coord/Lect: Ms Lisa Moody.
                Contact hours:
                • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
                • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
                  Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

                  Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 2
                  Census Date 29-Aug-2019
                  Face to face teaching (Limited Attendance Mode)
                  Coordinator: Ms Lisa Moody
                  Contact hours:
                  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
                  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
                    Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

                    JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
                    Census Date 11-Apr-2019
                    Coordinator: Mrs Trina Jackson
                    Lecturer: Mr Max Dowling.
                    Contact hours:
                    • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/lectorial
                    • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hour workshop
                      Assessment: learning portfolio: part a (10%); learning portfolio: part b (15%); sources rationale, critical annotated bibliography, and discussion paper plan (45%); discussion paper and written reflection (30%).

                      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.