PLEASE NOTE IN 2021 EDUC2600 IS ONLY OFFERED AS INFREQUENT ATTENDANCE:
2 external study days: Saturday 27th March and Saturday 8th May.
There is an expectation that you complete the scholarly reading in this unit. It is an integral part of your study of EDUC2600 and is an essential requirement.
Required from Week 1 and throughout the unit.
The following package is from Oxford University Press. It is essential for this unit. It is required for ALL modules in this unit.
Visit oup.com.au/findmybook to buy the ebook with a 20% discount or to find out where to buy the print textbook.
Emmitt, M., Zbaracki, M., Komesaroff, L. & Pollard, J. (2015). Language and learning: An introduction for teaching (6th ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
Winch, G. (2013). The grammar handbook. South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
Students are required to complete the weekly readings and it is highly advisable that you have them for your 2 external study days. A reading template to assist your study will be available in iLearn.
A list of recommended readings and references is available on the EDUC2600 iLearn site.
The unit comprises two one-hour lectures and two external study day sessions. Students will discuss issues and questions arising from the lectures and prescribed readings. They are expected to base their arguments/discussions on evidence from published research and other relevant material.
Attendance at the 2 external study days for ALL infrequent attendance students is expected -these are not optional sessions.
Students will be required to participate in small group activities, whole class discussion, to read the weekly material in advance, and to complete brief tasks either as individuals or in pairs. The weekly program for the course with the accompanying readings/ preparation is available on the unit iLearn site
Weekly lectures are available on the web through the ECHO360 lecture component. You must listen to all the lectures.
PowerPoint slides are available in iLearn in advance of the weekly lecture.
Each lecture provides a Learning Focus for you. This will guide your note taking, your reflection activities, and your learning outcomes for each topic.
Questions and brief tasks will be asked of you in the lectures and it is expected that all students listen to the 2 lectures on a WEEKLY basis.
The Assignments and examination all draw on material from the Lectures.
Information about the EDUC2600 iLearn site.
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 essential for all students. Important assessment information will be posted here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials, including a reading template and guide to lecture note taking to assist your studies.
Various activities and materials for discussion and critical reflection are included and students are encouraged to use this web component. Electronic links and suggested references will be included in the Resources section. Please check the iLearn unit regularly.
NB: Online protocols:
Think and read before you post! The answer you need is likely in the unit guide or previous posts.
Frequently asked questions will be posted for the 2 assignments in a dedicated ASSESSMENT TASK FORUM - PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY.
This unit focuses on the APPROPRIATE use of language for your audience, purpose and context, and we expect you to demonstrate this in all your communication.
Please note that the teaching staff does not provide tuition for assessment tasks through the iLearn Forum.
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. You need to be able to annotate a word document for Task 2.
- Uploading of assessment tasks to iLearn.
- Library databases: You are required to use various research databases to locate sources for your assignment.