Aboriginal Tertiary Foundations

Course code EPHUMA112Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

Designed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the learning skills necessary for tertiary study.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThrough the use of in-class activities, assessments, personalised learning contracts and a range of experiential exercises this course will:
1. review the assessment structures commonly used at The University of Newcastle.
2. increase competence in reading and note-taking skills.
3. increase confidence and competence in a range of written formats suitable for the commencement of tertiary study.
4. improve listening, speaking and discussion skills.
5. develop and improve computer skills.
6. develop the ability to retrieve, synthesize, critically evaluate and present relevant information.
7. develop and improve groupwork
8. apply learning skills in order to improve various assessment techniques including essay writing, seminar presentations and examinations.
ContentThis course is designed to provide students with the tertiary skills and aptitude necessary for successful tertiary study, on a personalised basis.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsPortfolio.
Requires students to work through the process of planning and then investigating an essay topic.
Other: (please specify)Personalised Learning Contract
This personalised learning contract and portfolio will include exercises and activities completed during the semester, and highlight key personal areas for development and achievement.
Presentations - IndividualStudents are given the opportunity to develop presentation and researching skills.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA112