Overview

In the context of exploring a current contemporary issue, students will learn the key academic and study skills to set them up for academic success.

Requisites

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Teaching Period 3
Location
Online
Start and end dates
06-November-2023
11-February-2024
Last self-enrolment date
19-November-2023
Census date
01-December-2023
Last withdraw without fail date
29-December-2023
Results released date
05-March-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Engage with and develop content knowledge related to the unit theme Contemporary issues in Australian family life
  • Draw on this content to develop key academic skills necessary for success in university study, including: managing time, identifying learning goals, planning and researching assignments, academic reading skills, documenting of sources
  • Understand the nature of an academic argument and critical thinking in university study, including the ability to analyse and evaluate a range of different textual resources
  • Identify the characteristics of effective written communication in academic contexts, and apply this knowledge to the preparation of a range of written assignments
  • Reflect on and self-evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one’s personal academic performance, including identification of strategies for future development

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
10.00 8 weeks 80
TOTAL80

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Article AnalysisIndividual 25% 1,2,3,4 
EssayIndividual 50% 1,2,3,4 
Learning PlanIndividual 15% 2,5 
ReflectionIndividual 10% 2,5 

Content

Contemporary issues in Australian Family life covering four main themes:

  • Family structure
  • Family & Work
  • Family & Technology
  • Family & Relationships 

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.