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Knowledge in the Sciences: Tackling Global Challenges (EQU084)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 0
Availability MURDOCH: AU4-external, AW1-external, SS5-external, SUM2-external, WSP1-external
Description Knowledge in the Sciences: Tackling Global Challenges is the fourth unit in the FlexiTrack preparation course that qualifies you to apply directly for any undergraduate degree at Murdoch University that has an indicative ATAR of 70 or less. This unit is made up of a series of engaging topics introducing students to how knowledge is created in the sciences, exploring global challenges. Through this journey students build on academic skills such as numeracy and report writing.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Study skills such as time management and organisation and interpersonal communication
2. Academic skills including:, numeracy, critical thinking, analysing, report writing information seeking and management, and use of learning technologies (e.g. computers and libraries)
3. Conceptual understandings of: knowledge in the sciences
4. Attributes that promote success at university such as persistence, self-management and commitment
Timetabled Learning Activities Knowledge in the Sciences: Tackling Global Challenges is flexible and delivered online so learning activities are not timetabled.
Unit Learning Experiences Knowledge in the Sciences: Tackling Global Challenges allows 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 Report Draft and Referencing 20%
Calculating the Mean and Graphing 10%
Scientific report (1500 words) 30%
Reflective Blog 10%
Module Reflective Video Learning Journal (5 minutes in total) 30%
Prerequisites Enrolment in FlexiTrack Enabling course and completion of, or joint enrolment with, Learning EQU081 Uni Style and EQU082, Knowledge in the Social Sciences: Understanding Social Change.
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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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