Before commencing ECHE2180, please read this outline very carefully and ensure that you can meet all requirements, including unit requirements, attendance requirements, and assessment requirements. 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. Please ensure that you have sufficient time to dedicate to your studies before attempting this unit. Study includes attending or listening to lectures, attending tutorials, completing recommended readings, completing assignments, and using the unit’s iLearn site. Independent study is strongly encouraged in ECHE2180.
Textbook and readings
The prescribed textbooks for this unit is "Looking Forward Through the Lifespan" (Candida Peterson). This book can be purchased directly from Pearson Publishers, https://www.pearson.com.au/9781488611513, and is also used in ECHE1130.
Some weeks also have additional readings and other resources posted on iLearn. These optional readings/resources are not directly examinable but, like the textbook, will likely enhance your understanding of concepts discussed in class.
This unit has a full web presence through iLearn. Students will need regular access to a computer and the Internet to complete this unit. Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. Important assessment information will be posted there, as will other relevant unit notices, activities, materials, and guides to assist your study. Please check iLearn before emailing questions to your convener or tutor.
Weekly lectures in ECHE2180 are two hours in length. We recommend that you attend in person if you are able to do so (this provides a richer learning experience). If this is not possible, please ensure you have listed to all lectures before your tutorial/OCD. You can do this via the ECHO360 lecture component. PowerPoint slides are available in iLearn in advance of the weekly lecture and/or are available in the Active Learning Tool.
Attendance at tutorials is expected for all students. For internal students, the unit includes a weekly tutorial. For external students, the unit includes On Campus Day attendance across two days. In 2020, these days are Tues 14/4/2020 and Wed 15/4/2020. Whether you are an internal or external student, you must be on time and attend the entire period.
Access and technical assistance
Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. You will need to enter your student username and password.
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 ph: 1800 67 4357, or log a request at help.mq.edu.au. OneHelp is the online IT support service for both students and staff.
This unit requires students to use several ICT and software skills:
- Internet access: The iLearn site contains materials for this unit; it is also required for the online submission of all Assessment Tasks, and for the use of Turnitin submission for ALL tasks.
- Word processing, visual representations, and document formatting: You are required to use an appropriate form of software to present your assignments.
- Uploading of assessment tasks to iLearn.