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Learning Uni Style (EQU081)

School Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 0
Availability MURDOCH: AU4-external, AW1-external, SS5-external, SUM2-external, WSP1-external
Description Learning Uni Style is the first unit in the FlexiTrack university preparation course that qualifies you to apply directly for any undergraduate degree at Murdoch University that has an indicative ATAR of 70 or less. It is designed to develop skills that are relevant to any degree program. This unit consists of a series of engaging topics, interactive activities and assignments which introduce students to university culture and build on academic skills such as reading and note-making and referencing.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Study skills such as time management and organisation and interpersonal communication
2. Academic skills including academic reading, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, information seeking and management, and use of learning technologies (e.g. computers and libraries)
3. Conceptual understandings of: the nature, process and possibilities of university study,
4. Attributes that promote success at university such as persistence, self-management and commitment
Timetabled Learning Activities Learning Uni Style is flexible and delivered online so learning activities are not timetabled.
Unit Learning Experiences Learning Uni Style provides options for an intense, full-time or part-time scaffolded, learning experience. The approach to learning in this unit is supportive and structured. The mini-lectures, videos, interactive learning activities and tutor-led forums will introduce new ideas and facilitate your understanding through guided discussion. You will then apply the skills and understandings you have gained to independent tasks that are designed to refine and consolidate your learning. Finally, you will demonstrate your new learning through completing assessment tasks that develop your learning skills, challenge your thinking and allow you to show that you are ready for university study.

Further, assessment tasks are structured to provide multiple opportunities to practice and master your academic skills, to receive helpful feedback on your work and to understand and correct mistakes. Early assessment tasks are worth very little to take away the stress of having to perform, allowing you to focus on your learning progress instead.
Assessment Appropriate Referencing and Paraphrasing Quiz 10%
Reading Summary 20%
Reflective Writing Piece: Opinion vs Position 30%
Reflective Blog 0%
Module Reflective Video Learning Journal (5 minutes in total) 30%
Multiple Choice Mini Quizzes 10%
Prerequisites Enrolment in FlexiTrack Enabling course.
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FlexiTrack [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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EQU081
Dr Angela Jones
Unit Coordinator (Access Programs)

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6584
e: A.Jones@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.012 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus
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