This unit has both lectures and tutorials, as well as a mandatory placement. Lectures are 1-hour long and offered online Tuesdays 11am-12pm (Week 1 - Week13, inclusive). Tutorials are also 1-hour long and offered on Thursdays 12pm and 1pm in 12SW 318 (Week 1 - Week13, inclusive). Please check eStudent for the time of your tutorial. Due to restrictions on class sizes and to stay in line with health and safety regulations you should attend the tutorial to which you have been assigned. Although students might be able to occasionally attend a different tutorial, most classes are likely to be full, in which case those not attending their assigned tutorial will be asked to leave. If you cannot attend your regular tutorial, please let the unit convenor know as soon as possible.
To do well in COGS3999, and keep up with the learning material, it is strongly encouraged that you attend both lectures and tutorials. These learning activities have been designed to give you the opportunity to develop and identify critical skills required for your future career and/or further study. The tutorials are designed to contain a variety of active tasks that will require you to interact and work with your peers. It is therefore important for the running of this unit, and your learning experience, that you attend and actively participate in the tutorials. You will receive feedback regularly throughout the Session both verbally and in relation to your submitted assessment tasks (e.g., problem sets, notebook). If you feel like anything is unclear, or you wish further feedback on your individual performance, please get in touch with the unit convenor.
Please note that this unit involves essential on campus learning activities (tutorials) which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You will be expected to attend relevant on campus activities unless the Public Health Order and/or University advice changes. Given the current COVID situation in NSW, it is likely that the first few tutorials will have to be transferred to online also (via Zoom) but that we will return to on-campus tutorials later in the Session. Please see the iLearn site for week-to-week information.
In this unit, we will be using iLearn to access learning material, submit assessment tasks and provide feedback and marks. Some of the learning material is pre-recorded and will also be made available through iLearn. If for any reason, you do not have access to a computer that allows you to interact with iLearn, please get in touch with the unit convenor as soon as possible.
For any of our online learning activities, please make sure you have a microphone and webcam so that you can fully engage. We will expect you to have your camera on. You can blur your background or use a virtual background if you like to maintain privacy. Please respect other people's privacy during these interactions - you must not record any video or audio of interactions during this course.