CQUniversity Unit Profile
EDED40351 Culture And Learning
Culture And Learning
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General Information

Overview

This unit examines the interplay between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and learning, and those experienced at university. First, we examine the concepts of culture and identity, before going on to look at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identities and ways of learning, followed immediately by an exploration of university culture and ways of learning. This allows us to examine ways in which university culture can work together with Indigenous Australian cultures, combining ways of learning, and our various learning experiences. Finally, we explore university values and the topic of racism at university.

Details

Career Level: Non-award
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Non-award unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Staff feedback

Feedback

Support students with regular Zoom sessions.

Recommendation

Provide weekly Zoom sessions for all students, ensuring that sessions are also offered in the evening. The Zoom sessions must provide a platform for discussion, teaching and appropriate information sharing.

Feedback from Staff and Student feedback.

Feedback

Make more resources available to students.

Recommendation

Provide relevant resources through an e-reading list on the Moodle site.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Recognise culture and identity as social constructions
  2. Compare the ways of learning associated with Indigenous Australian cultures ways of learning experienced at university
  3. Recognise ways in which university culture and ways of learning can work together with Indigenous Australian cultures and ways of learning
  4. Uphold university values and recognise racism where it might occur at university
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Presentation - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

N/A

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Laurence Armstrong Unit Coordinator
l.armstrong@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Culture & Learning unit

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Culture and Identity

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures and Identities

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Oral Presentation with PowerPoint Slide Show Due: Week 3 Friday (31 Jul 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ways of Learning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Email first 4 Portfolio Items (draft)  to Lecturer.

Due: 9 August 2020

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

University Culture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Non Teaching Week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

University Ways of Learning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 4 - Quiz 2

Due: 11 October 2020

Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

University Culture Working Together with Indigenous Australian Cultures

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Combining Ways of Learning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Racism at University

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - Written Portfolio Due: Week 9 Friday (18 Sep 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Culture and Leadership

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and Leadership

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Unit Overview

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - Academic Essay Due: Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz(zes) Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:59 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Laurie Armstrong

Email: l.armstrong@cqu.edu.au

Telephone: 07 4930 9251

Mobile: 0427 383 974

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Oral Presentation with PowerPoint Slide Show

Task Description

Prepare a 10-15 minute oral presentation on a significant learning experience from your own life. The presentation must also include a PowerPoint slide show. A significant learning experience can be something you learnt in your childhood, such as riding a bike or how to treat a pet. It could also be something you have learnt recently, such as preparing to protect your home in a bush fire or how to care for a baby. The choice is yours. Ensure your talk is well prepared, practised and timed. It needs to be between 10 and 15 minutes in length. Students should prepare a PowerPoint presentation with narration. The PowerPoint is also required to have visuals. Check the marking criteria and use it to guide your oral presentation.

The following questions will direct your presentation; use them as prompts for each section.

  • What was the learning experience?
  • Who else was involved in the learning situation?
  • What made the learning experience so significant?
  • Was it a positive or negative experience?
  • What did you learn from it?

The Culture and Learning Study Guide and the Moodle site for Week 1 outline how to prepare and present an oral and PowerPoint presentation. Please apply this information and consult the assessment criteria below, which will be used for marking the oral presentation, before beginning to prepare your presentation. Correctional Centre students may send a written account of their presentation.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Friday (31 Jul 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 5 Friday (14 Aug 2020)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Students will be assessed on Content - which includes:

  • Attention to grammar and spelling
  • Clarity of expression
  • Legibility and format
  • Kept within the time allocation


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare the ways of learning associated with Indigenous Australian cultures ways of learning experienced at university
  • Recognise ways in which university culture and ways of learning can work together with Indigenous Australian cultures and ways of learning


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross-Cultural Competence
  • Ethical Practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - Written Portfolio

Task Description

Complete the eight (8) Portfolio items listed below. Instructions for the completion of these portfolio items are given in the various weekly Study Guide modules, and students should refer to these instructions before attempting the portfolio item. The purpose of the portfolio is to assist you with your comprehension, critical analysis and reflection skills. For further details see the weekly study guides. The word count for the eight Portfolio Journal items is between 1000 -1200 words, which is approximately 125 - 150 words for each item (students are able to allocate the word count however they decide).

Item 1 - About me

Item 2 - Culture

Item 3 - Identity

Item 4 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and identities.

Students submit Portfolio Journal items 1 - 4 through email - feedback will be given before commencing the next item.

Item 5 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of learning

Item 6 - University culture

Item 7 -University ways of learning

Item 8 - Inclusion of Indigenous Australian cultures and knowledges within university culture

All portfolio items should be submitted through Moodle, and all portfolio items should be submitted by the end of week 9.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (18 Sep 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (2 Oct 2020)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Students will be assessed on:

  • Content
  • Critical thinking analysis
  • Reflections in the portfolio responses
  • Clarity of learning experiences
  • Ability to observe and describe reactions to the resource material
  • Participation in online forums and/or Residential Schools and Presentations
  • Attention to grammar and spelling, including paragraph structure and clarity of expression, legibility and format number of portfolio responses
  • Word count


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise culture and identity as social constructions
  • Compare the ways of learning associated with Indigenous Australian cultures ways of learning experienced at university
  • Recognise ways in which university culture and ways of learning can work together with Indigenous Australian cultures and ways of learning
  • Uphold university values and recognise racism where it might occur at university


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross-Cultural Competence

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - Academic Essay

Task Description

Leadership has a function in all cultures. Using the content from the Moodle unit, reflect upon and write about a leader you admire. Your essay should be between 800-1000 words. You can choose a leader from anywhere in the world. The person can be male, female, young or old. There are no restrictions on your choice. Remember to include Indigenous Australian protocols where necessary. Write about a leader you admire.

Some suggestions that you can use for your assessment include:

  • identify the person by name
  • where the person comes from or came from
  • where they are or were living the person’s qualities—why you have chosen that person
  • add any other information you wish to include about the person’s leadership
  • pay particular attention to their leadership role and their leadership style


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (9 Oct 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (23 Oct 2020)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

CONTENT:

  • Evidence of research
  • Demonstration of understanding of the topic
  • Originality
  • Relevance to the topic

WRITING SKILLS:

  • Logical organisation of ideas and arguments
  • Clarity of expression, avoidance of grammatical errors, correct use of words
  • Accuracy and fairness in representing the views discussed
  • Formality of style

REFERENCING SKILLS

  • Use of academic sources
  • Acknowledgment of sources
  • Meeting of the length requirements


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Compare the ways of learning associated with Indigenous Australian cultures ways of learning experienced at university
  • Recognise ways in which university culture and ways of learning can work together with Indigenous Australian cultures and ways of learning
  • Uphold university values and recognise racism where it might occur at university


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross-Cultural Competence

4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz(zes)

Task Description

The task associated with this assessment item is to complete the online quizzes during the term on the unit's Moodle website. These quizzes will be available in Weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12, and each quiz will test the student's knowledge of unit material for the previous three weeks. Each quiz will consist of ten (10) questions that are randomly selected from a question bank. Each quiz will be worth 5% of the total grade for the unit and the complete assessment of four quizzes will be worth 20% of the total grade. Although a mark will be given to students after each quiz, the final grade will not be shown until the end of term.

Points to note:

  • Students will be allowed two attempts at each quiz. The attempt with the highest grade will be accepted for assessment.
  • There will be no time limit on quizzes.
  • Students are encouraged to refer to the unit materials in order to obtain as many correct answers as possible.
  • Students are encouraged to attempt every quiz to obtain the maximum number of marks.
  • If students have technical problems with the quiz, they should contact the Unit Coordinator or TASAC as soon as possible


Number of Quizzes

4


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Students are marked according to number of correct responses for each quiz.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise culture and identity as social constructions
  • Compare the ways of learning associated with Indigenous Australian cultures ways of learning experienced at university
  • Recognise ways in which university culture and ways of learning can work together with Indigenous Australian cultures and ways of learning
  • Uphold university values and recognise racism where it might occur at university


Graduate Attributes
  • Self Management
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cross-Cultural Competence

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?