For many of you this will be your first unit in your first term – Welcome!!!
Real World Investigation is offered as an internal course in Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Sydney, and by flex via Moodle. Students who are registered as flex students are very welcome to join one of the live class rooms whenever they have the opportunity. All lectures will be recorded and streamed through a Moodle link. The student group is taught as one class so it is really important that if you are an internal student you also access and participate in Moodle. The course assessment builds throughout the term and each piece of assessment is linked. Students from the previous offerings found that having simple, short tasks that were due each week helped them focus on their studies and stay on track throughout the term.
Below is a brief outline of what we hope you get out of each assessment type:
The moodle activities (10%) have been designed to build a course community and comfort zone while you explore the course material.
The tutorial activities (30%) help you better understand yourself as an investigator through questioning your own thinking, beliefs and the lens you wear when viewing events and problem solving.
The blogs (30%) help you practise these same skills looking outward by developing a public blog about your investigations into the world around you.
The last assessment task, the team report (30%), helps you (and your team) apply your new skills to a complex accident analysis.
The blogs sound pretty scary to most people but don't be worried, you will manage this requirement just fine and if you feel uncomfortable doing a public blog then you can choose to complete a blog that is only available for viewing by your classmates within the moodle forums. The team work is facilitated through a variety of online tools in moodle. It is all doable!!! From the brain bending zone (puzzles for fun) to really interesting and intriguing cases studies, this course has been designed with YOU in mind! Be prepared to challenge your current ideas, the way you see the world and to have some fun!!!