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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Problem-Solving Skills for University Success

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 43 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
1.1a Introduction to the Course4m
1.2a Introduction to Academic Culture10m
1.2b Introduction to Problem Solving8m
1.3a Survival Skills for University8m
1.4 Academic Integrity9m
8 readings
Overview of Weekly Topics & Learning Outcomes10m
Problem-Solving Skills Assessment Overview10m
Glossary of Terms10m
Acknowledgements10m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
1.1. Review6m
1.2 Review6m
1.3 Review6m
1.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 120m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 110m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Categorise Problems & The Problem-Solving Process

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 54 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
2.1b Categorizing Problems 17m
2.1c Categorizing Problems 25m
2.1d Problems in Different Fields7m
2.2a Descriptive Tasks and Problems7m
2.3a Analytical Tasks4m
2.3b Analytical Problems7m
2.4a The Problem Solving Process7m
2.4b The Problem Solving Process4m
4 readings
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
2.1 Review6m
2.2 Review6m
2.3 Review6m
2.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 220m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 210m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Understanding Problems, Generating Solutions & Solution Paths

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 44 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
3.1b Strategies for Understanding and Beginning the Problem5m
3.1c Check your Marking Criteria!5m
3.2a Starting with What you Know5m
3.3a Using Specialized Knowledge6m
3.4a Problem-Solving with Special Cases4m
3.4b Strategies for Problem-Solving with Specialized Knowledge & Special Cases5m
3.4c Using Special Cases to Solve Problems4m
6 readings
Learning Outcomes3m
3.1d Strategies for Understanding the Problem10m
Learning Outcomes3m
3.2b Brainstorms & Mind-Maps explained10m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
3.1 Review6m
3.2 Review6m
3.3 Review6m
3.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 320m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 310m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Taking Creative & Critical Approaches to Solving Problems, & Evaluating Solutions

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
9 videos
4.1b Learning from Other People4m
4.2a Applying Forms of Reasoning and Thinking6m
4.2b Questioning Assumptions & Considering Alternatives4m
Questioning Assumptions: The 9 Dot Problem3m
4.3a Using Creative Strategies5m
4.3b The Importance of Creativity4m
4.4a Evaluating Solutions6m
4.4b Strategies for Evaluating Solutions6m
5 readings
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
Learning Outcomes3m
4.3c Creative Ideation Strategies10m
Learning Outcomes3m
6 practice exercises
4.1 Review6m
4.2 Review6m
4.3 Review6m
4.4 Review6m
Summative Quiz - Module 420m
Discussion Board Self-Assessment - Module 410m

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About the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization

Develop skills in information & digital literacy, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. This Specialization is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture....
Academic Skills for University Success

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