|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||20 May 2022|
There is a need for introductory studies to prepare students for the demands of both higher education and the professional workplace. Competent numeracy, literacy and e-literacy skills are all required, as is an ability to effectively manage the complex life/work balance. Consequently, students entering higher education require an opportunity to practise, refine, and master essential mathematical skills as prerequisites for successful study and subsequent professional workplace tasks and responsibilities. This course will provide students with basic mathematical competencies for higher education studies and professional workplaces. Central to this course is the concept that students should be able to take control and manage their own learning associated with mathematical skills and knowledge, and develop problem solving strategies that will enable them to adjust to the rapidity of change within the 21st century as it applies to university study and the professional workplace.
Using concepts of self-paced instruction the course will guide students through a carefully sequenced series of topics which will provide the foundation for the mathematics that will be encountered in higher education studies. It will provide essential basic competency in the mathematics used in modern professional workplaces. This course allows students to develop confidence with mathematics and general problem solving and study skills. 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.