AINV11001 - Real World Investigation
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Students are provided with the opportunity to become a 'real world' investigator during this foundation unit. Through engagement with peers, lecturing staff and the socio-technical world around them, students will develop base skills in investigation ethics and philosophy, evidence-based practice in investigation forensics, and begin to understand the nature of accidents and disasters, and latent pathogens in socio-technical systems.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Gladstone
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Discussion 10%
2. Portfolio 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students enjoy the fun and laid-back style of this course where students are able adapt the assessment to explore subject matter that is of interest to them. Course evaluations and moodle posts Continue to promote learning through fun and interesting case studies.
While students found it unusual at first, they loved the ability to share drafts with the staff and their peers in their quest for a HD. Course evaluations and student reflections Continue to promote a community of practice in this course.
Students really appreciate the assessment design in this course and find that having regular small assessment items help keep them focussed on their study throughout the term. Course evaluations and student reflections Continue with assessment regime.
The flex students greatly appreciate it when students studying internally use their microphones when answering the lecturer's questions and are mindful of any 'off topic chatter' or 'white noise' that might be recorded unintentionally. Course evaluations and moodle posts Continue to provide guidance to students about classroom protocols and expectations so that we enable the best quality learning outcomes for all students. Provide extra staff in remote classrooms when able.
The flex students greatly appreciated the Blackboard Collaborate tutorials offered through the course Course evaluations Continue to schedule collaborate sessions.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Recognise that events can be analysed and interpreted in different contexts (e.g. disciplinary, socio-technical, cultural).
  2. Construct an argument based on classic logical form.
  3. Explain the principles of evidence-based practice.
  4. Describe the role of investigation in socio-technical contexts.
  5. Discuss the ethical implications of observed events.
  6. Recognise basic accident pathogen.
  7. Conduct a basic analysis of accident causation.
  8. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to real world investigations.
  9. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the beginning practitioner.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Discussion      
2 - Portfolio      
3 - Written Assessment    
4 - Written Assessment            

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving            
3. Critical Thinking  
4. Information Literacy      
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence              
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Group Discussion
2 - Portfolio      
3 - Written Assessment  
4 - Written Assessment      

Prescribed Textbooks

Essential Logic: Basic Reasoning
Author/s: Pine, RC Year: 1995
Edition: 2001 Publisher: Oxford University Press
City: London
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Set phasers on stun and other true tales of design, technology and human error
Author/s: Casey, S Year: 1998
Edition: 2 Publisher: Aegean Publishing
City: Santa Barbara State: CA
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

Students will need to access to Essential Logic: Basic Reasoning Skills for the 21st Century from http://www2.hawaii.edu/~pine/EL/book2-am.htm . Access to this e-book is free with the author's permission. The permission allows the students to save and print chapters from the book for their personal use but they must not transfer the files to others by any means. The students also have permission to access the supplementary files and video links.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • (e-workbook) WSI Information Forensics (link will be made available within moodle at the start of term)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • (e-book) Essential Logic: Basic Reasoning Skills for the 21st Century (link will be made available within moodle at the start of term)
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorYvonne Toft (y.toft@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Overview of unit

Week 2 13-03-2017

Module 1 - The world around us

Essential Logic: Introduction

Friday:

Task 1: Moodle activity 1 & 2

Week 3 20-03-2017

Module 1 - The world around us

Week 4 27-03-2017

Module 2 - The reflective investigator

Week 5 03-04-2017

Module 3 - Evidence & argument

Monday:

Task 2: Tutorial activity 1

Task 3: Blog entry 1

Task 4: Blog entry 2

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Module 3 - Evidence & argument

Essential Logic: Chapter 1

Monday:

Task 5: Tutorial activity 2

Task 6: Blog entry 3

Friday:

Task 7: Moodle activity 3

Begin forming your team

Moodle activities Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 11:45 AM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Module 4 - Accident pathogens & causation

Week 8 01-05-2017

Module 4 - Accident pathogens & causation

Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 4 - Accident pathogens & causation

Monday:

Task 8: Tutorial activity 3

Task 9: Blog entry 4

Announcement of teams, allocation of remaining teams

Friday:

Develop team contract (this will be submitted as appendix in final report)

Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 4 - Accident pathogens & causation

Essential Logic: Chapter 2

Week 11 22-05-2017

Module 5 - Scientific & moral reasoning

Week 12 29-05-2017

Module 5 - Scientific & moral reasoning

Monday:

Task 10: Tutorial activity 4

Task 11: Blog entry 5

Friday:

Task 12: Collaborative quiz

Blogs & Quiz Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Review activities

Team report Due Wednesday (07 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Monday:

Task 13: Tutorial activity 5

Tutorial activities Due Monday (12 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST

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!!!

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title Moodle activities
Task Description

Moodle is the learning management system used by the university. In the Accident Forensics units this resource is used as a centralised communication tool or ‘centre’ for all students to meet in one place and participate in online discussion, ask questions and access resources and other information posted by the lecturer and other students. It is VERY IMPORTANT for every student to access the site and be familiar with the resources and facilities available.

You are thus required to login to the site and complete the following activities:

MA1 Find the ‘Arrivals Lounge’. Before the end of week two you will be required to post a
message (a new thread) to the class group that outlines the following:

(a) Who you are

(b) Where you live (you may find someone to set up a study group with)

(c) Life-experience

(d) Where you are employed and any experience in a related field (or when you finished school and why you chose your course of study)

(e) Your interests such as sport, hobbies, family etc.

(f) What you hope to get out of this unit? (3 points)

MA2 Visit the links in each of the blocks before the end of week 2. Your visit to the different areas will be recorded by Moodle and your completion of the activity will be included in the assessment for this assignment. (1 point)

MA3 Post one (1) contribution and three replies (3) to the 'Discussion Topics' forum by the end of Week 6. The contributions MUST pertain to the subject matter and ADD to the constructive discussion of the content in this unit. I would suggest that you use this opportunity to discuss your learning, workbook tasks and/or accident of interest. (6 points)

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 11:45 AM AEST
Due as per schedule in this unit profile
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
Two weeks after submission
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

This assessment will be marked on line within the Moodle environment using the tracking statistics available to lecturers. A summary of the points gained will be provided in the student Gradebook. The key assessment criteria used will be your 'genuine participation' within the learning environment.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

You do not have to submit anything in the assessment upload area, your participation will be graded from your posts in the discussion forum.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Recognise that events can be analysed and interpreted in different contexts (e.g. disciplinary, socio-technical, cultural).

2. Construct an argument based on classic logical form.

6. Recognise basic accident pathogen.

7. Conduct a basic analysis of accident causation.

8. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to real world investigations.

9. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the beginning practitioner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Tutorial activities
Task Description

The tutorial tasks referred to should be accessed through Moodle. This is not a team assessment. Each student should submit a separate submission for each module.
Your tutorial tasks should be completed week by week as directed in your weekly lecture. They provide you with an opportunity to explore each module and practise the skills.

The tasks include:

  • Mapping a simple task (TA1)
  • Gibbs Model for Reflection (TA2)
  • Website Investigator forensic case reports (TA3)
  • 5 Whys analysis (TA4)
  • Reflection (TA5)

All tutorial activities must be completed and submitted by the due dates.
When you prepare each tutorial submission keep in mind the Evaluation Criteria for Tutorial activities.
Tutorial activities should be submitted by the due dates via the ‘assignment submission’ area in Moodle.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Monday (12-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
As per study schedule
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Two weeks maximum from submission date
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

As a general rule assessment criteria for all assessment items include

1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Specific assessment criteria for each assessment piece will be provided through moodle.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Construct an argument based on classic logical form.

3. Explain the principles of evidence-based practice.

4. Describe the role of investigation in socio-technical contexts.

6. Recognise basic accident pathogen.

7. Conduct a basic analysis of accident causation.

8. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to real world investigations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Blogs & Quiz
Task Description

Each student should submit a Blog.
The blog should show your learning journey throughout the term. The blog should detail your observations of the world around you. It will require you to keep a record of your observations and insights as you work through the modules and other learning tasks.

Blog entries:

  • Contextual lens (Blog1)
  • New perspectives (Blog2)
  • Problem solving (Blog3)
  • Habits and Truth (Blog4)
  • AcciMaps (Blog5)
  • Deductive & Inductive reasoning (Collaborative Quiz)

Further guidance on requirements will be shared in Moodle in Week 1.

When you prepare your blog keep in mind the Evaluation Criteria for Blogs to guide the quality and length of your response.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
As per study schedule.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Two weeks maximum from submission date.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

As a general rule assessment criteria for all assessment items include


1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Specific assessment criteria for each assessment piece will be provided through moodle.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

You must submit the url for your blog as directed in Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Recognise that events can be analysed and interpreted in different contexts (e.g. disciplinary, socio-technical, cultural).

2. Construct an argument based on classic logical form.

5. Discuss the ethical implications of observed events.

6. Recognise basic accident pathogen.

7. Conduct a basic analysis of accident causation.

8. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to real world investigations.

9. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the beginning practitioner.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Team report
Task Description

The team report is a chance for you to showcase your understanding and apply the principles that you have learnt over the course of the term to a ‘real world’ case study. Details of your task and required outputs and the case study will be shared with you via Moodle in Week 6.

Requirements

  • Title page (team name and members)
  • Contents page
  • What happened (describe circumstances)
  • Timeline (chronological lead up to the event)
  • Prepare an AcciMap (conduct a basic accident analysis and include any interim worksheets that might have been used to build your AcciMap eg. event trees and 5 whys in Appendix )
  • Describe the findings as detailed in your AcciMap (identify the accident pathogens and how they relate together)
  • Conclude major learnings from the accident
  • Include formal referencing and reference list

(approx. 1500 to 2000 words)

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Wednesday (07-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

As a general rule assessment criteria for all assessment items include


1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts, analysis, argument, language and grammar used in answering a question or report (see marking criteria for individual requirements).
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the assignment or report.

Specific assessment criteria for each assessment piece will be provided through moodle.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

One report per team to be submitted.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

6. Recognise basic accident pathogen.

7. Conduct a basic analysis of accident causation.

8. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to real world investigations.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence




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