GEDU201 – Seeking, Obtaining and Using Information

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Module code
GEDU201
Module title
Seeking, Obtaining and Using Information
Prescription
To provide students with the skills and knowledge required to search, comprehend and use information from a variety of sources relevant to a specified vocational context.
Programmes
  • FO1701
NZQA Level
Level 2
NZQA Credits
20
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
156
Self directed hours
44
Total learning hours
200
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Identify methods of collecting information
2. Use technology to support investigation
3. Locate and organise information in relation to assignment preparation
4. Collect and record information from oral, written and visual sources
5. Interpret information
Content
Overview of Content:

Students will be required to find out about their selected project/s; the types of materials used and methods of construction. They will gain information from written materials, basic plans, pictures and internet searches. They will record and communicate this information orally, in writing and visually.

For all projects:
Where to find information (hardcopy and electronic sources)
Interpreting information and data
How to record and present information
Literacy and numeracy skills, including digital literacy

Overview of content by vocational pathway and individual projects:

Construction and Infrastructure:
Building:
Information is used to construct an object to best practice and approved building standards
Client based scenarios presented
Construction concepts using google sketch up
Material suppliers pricing software
Imagery capture
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information.

Plumbing:
Information is used to construct an object to best practice and approved plumbing standards
Client based scenarios presented
Plumbing as laid plans using google sketch up
Material suppliers pricing software usage
Imagery capture
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information.

Electrical:
Information is used to construct electrical circuitry to best practice and approved electrical standards
Client based scenarios presented
Electrical schematics diagrams
Material suppliers pricing software usage
Discreet electronic components
Imagery capture
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information.

Manufacturing and Technology:

Automotive:
Information is used to assemble automotive components to best practice and approved manufacturers specifications
Client based scenarios presented
Material and part suppliers pricing software
Imagery capture
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information.

Engineering:
Information is used to manufacture engineering associated components to best practice and approved engineering standards
Engineering concepts using Cad
Client based scenarios
Material and part suppliers pricing software usage
Imagery capture
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information.

Electrical:
Information is used to construct electrical circuitry to best practice and approved electrical standards
Client based scenarios
Electrical schematics diagrams
Material suppliers pricing software
Discreet electronic components
Imagery capture
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information.
Identify key words
Presentation
Kahoots online educational program

Primary Industries:

Landscape Construction:
Structures and uses of fruit and vegetable growing planter boxes
Materials used
Methods of construction
Written materials
Basic plans
Pictures
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information
Identify key words from text and verbal instructions

Horticulture:
Types of vegetable plants
Growing plants
Horticultural requirements
Written materials
Basic plans
Pictures
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information
Identify key words from text and verbal instructions

Arboriculture
Types of fruit trees
Growing fruit trees
Horticultural requirements
Written materials
Basic plans
Pictures
URL identification to search the World Wide Web for relevant information
Identify key words from text and verbal instructions
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The predominant teaching and learning method for this programme is Project-Based Learning. Students will gain knowledge, skills and attitudes by participating in a project or projects over an extended period of time. These projects will give students the opportunity to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex problem, issue, question or challenge. Each project will include the following:

- Specific vocation pathway knowledge and skills
- Sustained inquiry
- Authenticity and real-world context
- Student voice and choice so students have control of key aspects of the project
- Reflection where both tutors and students reflect on their learning and the effectiveness o
their inquiry
- Critique and revision including giving, receiving and using feedback to make improvements
- Public product where students have the opportunity to present to people beyond
the classroom.

The project based learning will also be supported with face to face and web-supported sessions including: tutor demonstrations, tutorials, discussions, teamwork activities, self-directed learning, practical workshops and assignments.
Assessment Criteria
Students must attempt all components of the portfolio and may resit any component once. To pass the module, students must achieve a pass grade for all components of the portfolio.

Students may also be eligible to apply to NZQA for the Assessment Standards associated with each project successfully completed.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Selected Readings from:
Cottrell, S. (2003). The study skills handbook. (4th ed.). London, United Kingdom: Palgrave

Recommended Websites:
Study Guides for learning, studying, critical thinking: http://studygs.net/index.htm