EDED40351 - Culture And Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% response rate.

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.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Positive feedback on time management and prioritisation of study loads.
Recommendation
Continue to reinforce the importance of time management and prioritisation of study loads to students.
Action Taken
Time Management sessions have been introduced into TEP Residential Schools and are discussed in the interview process.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Positive feedback on the ease of accessibility of Moodle and the Unit Coordinators.
Recommendation
Continue to ensure that the Moodle site is simple and user friendly, and that the Unit Coordinator is accessible to all students.
Action Taken
A Moodle Navigation session has been introduced into the Residential School program and lecturers engage early with students.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Positive feedback on content material.
Recommendation
Continually update the unit material to ensure that the content is culturally appropriate and historically accurate.
Action Taken
Academics are continually making sure that the protocols and terminology is followed through feedback on assessment and that new material is added to the Moodle site.
Source: Unit evaluation responses
Feedback
Positive feedback on using the correct protocols and terminology.
Recommendation
Continue embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait protocols and terminology is embedded in the Moodle sites and students are required to use them in academic writing.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation responses
Feedback
Positive feedback on referencing and academic writing
Recommendation
Create activities for referencing which can be included in the Residential Schools to reinforce the understanding of how to reference.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
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
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)