DIP1008 Academic and Professional Numerical Literacy B
|Short Description:||Acad & Prof Num Literacy B|
|Faculty or Section :||Open Access College|
|School or Department :||Open Access College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091501 - English Language|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5. Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware. Students should have access to a scanner.
This course is designed to allow students to: develop academic numeracy; develop confidence and reduce anxiety in both professional English and numeracy; develop critical thinking through a variety of problem solving sessions and the study of individual modules pertaining to their chosen specialisation. Students entering this course will need to continue to build their academic vocabulary and numeracy skills in order to meet the needs specific to their discipline. Embedded within the course content will be the theme of student self -regulation of studying and learning. This will incorporate ideas, concepts and theories including academic self-efficacy, reflective practice and resilience. The course consists of a series of modules where students will develop mathematical competency required for university success in their professional specialisation courses. Students will work independently around activities delivered in problem solving and communication through their study materials. Students will have the opportunity to practice reading, writing, speaking, listening and academic numeracy prior to assessment tasks.