2008-1-SSK13

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2008/1 SSK13: Learning and Communication Behaviour

Studying OUA-BA.

Course Info

Assessments

Grades

Item Name Date Grade Points Possible: Average Score Weight:
Tutor 3/5/08 Lorraine
First Essay 5/7/08 16 20 13.08 0%
Individual Wiki 5/30/08 14 15 7.47 0%
Group Wiki 5/30/08 31 40 19.01 0%
Reflective Essay 6/13/08 20 25 16.82 0%
Total 81 100 -

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  • My Student # is 6530419.
  • I'm in Lorraine's tutorial group. (Tools -> My Grades)
  • I'm in Group 07.
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Modules and Topics

Introduction

Learning and Communication Behaviour, SSK13, introduces students to skills that aid in learning.

This unit covers four key elements: Learning, as an individual, and in a group; Knowledge: its current state, and its various forms; Research skills; and Communication skills.

On completion of this unit students will have increased competence in a range of skills such as: team work; written and oral communication skills; presentation skills; the ability to critically asses their work and course material; the ability to think critically; and the ability to analyse a variety of knowledge sources.

This unit equips students to enter their studies confident they have the essential skills and background knowledge that will allow them to focus on their unit-specific learning.

Unit Objectives

The course objectives are to create students who are:

  • more effective written communicators across a number of styles of writing;
  • more effective oral communicators;
  • independent learners who are able to adapt and develop team learning and teamwork disciplines;
  • able to assess the viability of knowledge for use in different forums;
  • able to critically analyse the relevance of knowledge for specific purposes, across a variety of communicative platforms;
  • able to use the library and the internet as a research source; and
  • able to reflect upon their learning experience to come to a realistic assessment of their progress.

Graduate Attributes

There are five key attributes that students should acquire:

  • A vocational capacity as a result of the development of research, critical analysis, and communication skills;
  • An entrepreneurial disposition elicited via the development of independent thinking skills;
  • The ability to be effective and ethical in work and community situations, developed through investigation of contemporary ethical issues;
  • An ability to manage change, through an awareness of the key issues confronting a globalised world; and
  • A contextual awareness of the local and international environments in which they contribute (e.g. socio-cultural, economic, political and natural).

Those attributes again: capable; entrepreneurial; effective and ethical; adaptable; aware.