During the semester, staff may also contact students using the following ways:
- Dialogue function on iLearn
- Official MQ Student Email Address
It is the student’s responsibility to check all electronic communication on a regular weekly basis.
Before commencing ECH315, please read this Unit Outline in conjunction with the Study Guide for this unit. The Unit Outline provides essential basic unit information and the Study Guide contains the full details about the unit including information about the Unit Schedule. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can understand all requirements, including attendance and workload requirements, and assessment requirements.
The content of this unit is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorial tasks as described next.
All classes for this unit begin in Session 2 in Week 1, commencing Monday 31 July 2017. This includes lectures and tutorials.
- Lectures are held on Mondays 12-1pm in T4 Theatre Building E7B
- Tutorials are held on Mondays and Wednesday as follows:
- Mondays: 2-4pm in E4B 308; and 4-6pm in C5A 313
- Wednesdays: 2-4pm in W6B 286; and 4-6pm in E5A 180
- On-campus classes will be held in Building X5B first floor – Rooms 138 and 143
ALL external students are expected to attend BOTH days. Please do not enrol in the external mode if you cannot attend on both of these days.
Activities completed during weekly tutorials (internal students) or on-campus days (external students) are essential for building the core knowledge and/or skills required to demonstrate the learning outcomes of this unit and to meet the AITSL Graduate Teacher Standards and/or ACECQA requirements.
Specific information about the Weekly Schedule of classes and the Program for the two days of the on-campus are included in the Study Guide.
Attendance at all tutorials or on-campus days is expected.
Students are required to attend the tutorial in which they are enrolled. Any changes to tutorial enrolments must be completed officially through e-student. Please do not contact the unit convenor requesting a change.
If you are currently enrolled as a DAY/Internal student, and you are required to do a Professional Experience Placement which does not align with the ECH315 schedule, it is possible that you will miss more than 2 weeks of classes. Under the circumstances, it is strongly recommended that you enroll as an external student.
Note that credit points allocated to each Unit indicate the approximate hours per week that a student is expected to spend studying in order to pass a unit. One credit point equals 3 hours; thus, students are expected to spend approximately 9 hours per week studying ECH315. Study includes attending or listening to lectures, attending tutorials, completing set readings and background readings, completing assignments, and using the unit’s iLearn site.
Independent study is strongly encouraged in ECH315.
Please ensure that you have sufficient time to dedicate to your studies before attempting this unit. We are sympathetic that students often have significant domestic and work-related responsibilities. To be fair to our staff and to other students, however, these cannot be used to justify incomplete work or extension requests.
The workload hours for ECH315 are identified in the Table below.
No. timetabled hours
No. personal study hours
Total workload hours
1 x 1 hour lecture plus 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week = 3 hours per week
1 x 1 hour online lecture plus 2 x 7 hour days attendance at an on-campus session (tutorial equivalent)
6 hours per week
6 hours per week
9 hours per week
9 hours per week
Before attending weekly tutorials or the on-campus classes, students are expected to:
- read the set readings for each topic
- attend/listen to weekly lectures before completing blog tasks
- complete online activities as required
Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/
Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. Important assessment information will be posted here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials.
Please do NOT contact the Unit Convenor regarding iLearn technical help.
No extensions will be given for any technical issues. Allow enough time for your submissions.
Assistance is available from IT Helpdesk: phone - 1800 67 4357, or log a request at help.mq.edu.au. OneHelp is the online IT support service for both students and staff.