University of Technology Sydney

60711 Science Global Mobility

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UTS: Science
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

Description

This subject is only available to students who: undertake a short course, undertake a volunteer program overseas, or are studying one or two full sessions at an overseas university, when their participation is not supported by any of the other existing UTS in-country study subjects offered at UTS. Approval for enrolment in this subject is on a case-by-case basis. For example, if students require academic credit for participation in a short course or where students need to be enrolled in this subject to be eligible for financial support towards their time overseas. Once a student has been accepted in the short course, volunteer program or global exchange, they can apply to the Faculty of Science to the Director of Student Mobility and Engagement for enrolment in this subject.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. reflect on how living and studying in another country has contributed to your personal development
2. demonstrate what you have learned (or part thereof) at the host institution
3. reflect upon cultural differences between people and communities of different nations

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject contributes to the following graduate attributes in the Faculty of Science

Disciplinary knowledge

As the subject is provided for students who are undertaking a course or subjects overseas, such study will increase the range and scope of your learning. While participating as volunteer may not be directly linked to your chosen major, these experiences afford you the opportunity to apply your knowldge and contextualise it in different cultural settings.

Reflection, Innovation, Creativity

Reflective practice is a key skill that you will develop in this subject. Through your reflective journal and oral presentation to the subject coordinator you will reflect on how your time overseas has contributed to your personal and intellectual development and also upon the cultural differences between people and communities of different parts of the world.

Teaching and learning strategies

This subject is run almost entirely online via the UTS learning management system: UTSOnline. A discussion board (Discussing SGM) is provided for you to lodge inquiries about the subject, the reflection module, and the assessment tasks.

You will be working independently in this subject.

Firstly, as preparation for your trip, you are expected to undertake the online module on reflection. This explains reflection, reflective learning and is also a guide when it comes to completing the linked assessment tasks. The model of reflective learning is the 5R Model of Bain et al. (2002) Reflections On Practice; Student Teachers' Perspectives

You will produce pieces of reflective writing as entries in an online joural. In the entries you will reflect upon on how time abroad has contributed to your personal development

In your oral presentation you will consider the differences between cultures across the globe. This is the one task that is conducted on campus in the presence of your subject coordinator

The report is a demonstration of how your disciplinary knowledge has increased and/or how you can apply such knowledge or recontextualise it in different cultural environments

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Oral presentation

Intent:

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following graduate attribute:
Reflection, Innovation, Creativity

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):

3

Type: Presentation
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 25%
Length:

The presentation should not be more than ten minutes in length. Please keep that in mind when you are preparing the presentation and during any rehearsals you have in preparation for the presentation

Criteria:

The presentation will be assessed on the following criteria using a rubric that will be available on UTS onle:
1. The choice of topic and the adequacy of the detail
2. The depth of critical reflection
3. The visual quality of the presentation

4. The delivery of the presentation

Assessment task 2: Reflective Journal

Intent:

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following graduate attribute:
Reflection, Innovation, Creativity

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):

1

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 25%
Length:

Given the number of components that need to be part of each entry it would be expected that each entry comprises something between 250 and 500 words. At least three complete entries are expected to be available for assessment.

Criteria:

The journal entries will be assessed on the following criteria:
1. The adequacy of the detail
2. The depth of critical reflection
3. The quality of written communication skills

4. Evidence of informal or formal research

Assessment task 3: Mobility Report

Intent:

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following graduate attribute:

Disciplinary knowledge

Objective(s):

This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):

2

Type: Report
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 50%
Length:

The report is expected to be 3000 to 5000 words (excluding references)

Criteria:

The report will be be marked in accordance with a marking rubric which considers content, presentation and research undertaken

Minimum requirements

For students to have passed this subject they achieve a total mark of 50 or higher and have submitted all three pieces of assessment