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FS0104 - Introduction to Learning and Development

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject is designed to assist you in making a smooth and successful transition to college life. The purpose of this subject is to provide you with an opportunity to learn and adopt the knowledge, skills, motivation and behaviour that will enhance your success in learning and in life. The objective is to introduce you to a variety of college survive skills (note-taking, test-taking etc) as well as personal survival skills (goal setting, time management, self-awareness, effective communication skills etc), and to develop your preferred learning styles. The emphasis is on exploring how to learn more efficiently and effectively and on developing and practicing skills necessary to be academically successful. Students will examine the factors, which impact their learning, select relevant methods for deepening their learning and thinking processes, and develop self-regulation strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of their efforts.

Learning Outcomes

  • interpret the theory of multiple intelligence and develop their preferred and most effective learning styles;
  • be able to take comprehensive notes and use a variety of rehearsal strategies and organize time effectively;
  • develop plans for researching a variety of topics using library, internet, other resource technologies and use APA referencing techniques;
  • distinguish various ways to stretch their memories to make it easier to learn and retrieve materials.
Prerequisites: 5.5 IELTS Equivalence

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 08-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Kris Koh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); essays (20%); group report (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 05-Dec-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Kris Koh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); essays (20%); group report (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Kris Koh.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); presentations (20%); essays (20%); group report (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.