The Academic Skills Model (ASM) is a framework to inform the work undertaken by the Griffith Library in partnership with the academic community to embed academic, information, and digital literacies within Griffith’s coursework cohorts.

The ASM is the mechanism by which academics and Library specialists can assign levels of literacy when developing embedded workshops and digital resources for courses and programs. It facilitates a discussion between the Library and academics in mapping the ASM literacies to set learning outcomes and assessment.

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The ASM is underpinned by the Griffith Graduate Attributes and the Five Senses of Success developed by Professor Alf Lizzio. It helps to develop transferable skills through the literacies which may assist in employability outcomes – for example, critical analysis of text; awareness of communication channels and audience; and engagement with digital tools, online identity, and responsibilities.

Griffith Graduate Attributes enable graduates to respond to a changing workforce, enhance their employability outcomes and equip them with the requisite skills to be future-ready.

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