Academic Literacies:Learning and Communicating Practices

COM10006 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester/teaching period

Contact hours

  • 24 hours over the semester, normally 2 Hours per Week

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.



Aims and objectives

This unit develops students’ understanding of, and skills for, learning at university and learning online. Using substantive knowledge areas as case studies, students will better understand academic practices and knowledge production, in order to develop good academic practice. They will use these skills to augment their studies in all discipline areas and be able to apply them to the workplace.

Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:
1. Undertake enquiry-based learning and problem solving
2. Apply academic skills in essay writing
3. Search for and identify appropriate sources for assignments
4. Engage critically with academic topics, theories and debates, demonstrating logical and creative thinking and reasoning
5. Communicate effectively with relevant audiences using spoken and written communication skills
6. Understand the impact of social, historical and political influences on the production of knowledge

Courses with unit

Previous title Academic Literacies:Learning and Communication Practices
This unit is offered through Open Universities Australia