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PACR101 Pacific Realities and University Learning

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An introduction to theories of learning and academic skills needed for independent learning and success at university especially designed for Pacific students new to tertiary study.

Paper title Pacific Realities and University Learning
Paper code PACR101
Subject Pacific Realities and University Learning
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
Alapasita Teu
ala.teu@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Paper coordinator: Alapasita Teu
Lecturers: Dr Michael Ligaliga, Dr Jacques van der Meer

Paper Structure

The paper surveys theories of learning, as well as a variety of key concepts related to university academic skills.

The basic topics covered include:

  1. Pacific worldviews and contemporary Pacific realities
  2. Theories of Learning
  3. Applied learning approaches

This paper is internally assessed and consists of a mixture of online assessments, blackboard discussions, a written essay and group project and presentation.

Teaching Arrangements
The paper will be taught over the standard six weeks summer school period. It adopts a blended mode of learning with two weeks of distance followed by four weeks of on-campus learning. The two weeks distance component will introduce concepts of learning, have aspects of self-reflection and include evaluation of a range of academic competencies and personal attributes. The on campus learning component will consist of lectures, workshops and seminars.
Textbooks

To be advised

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Use self-reflection to build identities as academic learners;
  2. Develop an understanding of Pacific worldviews and core values in a university setting; and
  3. Demonstrate academic skills for university learning.

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Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-15:50 2-5, 7
Tuesday 13:00-15:50 2-7
Wednesday 13:00-15:50 2-7
Thursday 13:00-15:50 2-7
Friday 13:00-15:50 2-7

An introduction to theories of learning and academic skills needed for independent learning and success at university especially designed for Pacific students new to tertiary study.

Paper title Pacific Realities and University Learning
Paper code PACR101
Subject Pacific Realities and University Learning
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

humanities@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Jacques van der Meer

Paper Structure

The paper surveys theories of learning, as well as a variety of key concepts related to university academic skills.

The basic topics covered include:

  1. Pacific worldviews and contemporary Pacific realities
  2. Theories of Learning
  3. Applied learning approaches

This paper is internally assessed and consists of a mixture of online assessments, blackboard discussions, a written essay and group project and presentation.

Teaching Arrangements
The paper will be taught over the standard six weeks summer school period. It adopts a blended mode of learning with two weeks of distance followed by four weeks of on-campus learning. The two weeks distance component will introduce concepts of learning, have aspects of self-reflection and include evaluation of a range of academic competencies and personal attributes. The on campus learning component will consist of lectures, workshops and seminars.
Textbooks

To be advised

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Use self-reflection to build identities as academic learners;
  2. Develop an understanding of Pacific worldviews and core values in a university setting; and
  3. Demonstrate academic skills for university learning.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-11:50 2-5, 7
Tuesday 09:00-11:50 2-7
Wednesday 09:00-11:50 2-7
Thursday 09:00-11:50 2-7
Friday 09:00-11:50 2-7