Details for Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

The aim of this subject is to prepare Teacher Education Students to develop the skills required for effective study at undergraduate level.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU105
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

Nil

Awards offering Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The aim of this subject is to prepare Teacher Education Students to develop the skills required for effective study at undergraduate level. It will provide an overview to the skills of thinking, writing, presenting and researching effectively. It is designed to ensure that students will be able to succeed in their academic, pedagogy and professional experience subjects. It also covers the mandatory requirements for Teacher Education Students.

Outcomes

  1. Identify and discuss learning skills required for academic success;
  2. Discuss skills for thinking critically and creatively;
  3. Illustrate effective oral communication skills for teaching
  4. Express proficiency in academic writing and research;
  5. Illustrate academic writing, including a sustained and logically researched argument and appropriate academic referencing

Subject Content

  • Introduction & Mandatory Requirements
  • APA 6th Referencing System, Plagiarism & Referencing Software
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy & Learning Styles
  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Study Skills, Blended Learning & Online Learning
  • Professional Experience and Clinical Teaching Model (CTM)
  • Speaking Skills & Voice Control
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Writing & The Essay Writing Process
  • Educational Assignments
  • Writing & Editing Skills
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research: An introduction about sources of knowledge

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • e-Learning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Reflective Journals (20%)
  • Individual Oral Presentation (20%)
  • Reading Reflections (20%)
  • Major Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary Readings provided