20 credits at level FE3
This module is designed to help learners to understand, acquire and
apply innovative knowledge and skills that will enable them to commence
and develop their academic and professional path in their chosen
The specific aims of the module are for students to:
University life; belief, values, expectations and practices:
Understand the academic context of university by learning and
appreciating the cultural beliefs, values, expectations and practices that
may typically form the basis of a teaching and learning relationship
between staff and students within a UK university and how that
relationship may affect the learning, teaching and assessment
experiences that students may encounter.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment styles and practices:
Explain the perceptions, expectations and practices of traditional,
current and future university learning and teaching scenarios including
typical learner and teacher responsibilities, use of independent study,
time management, priorities, personal development planning, application
of conventional and modern library/learning resource functions;
undertaking preliminary research activities, including WWW; Harvard
referencing; practice in taking notes, paraphrasing and summarisation
Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Standard format for
laboratory and technical reports; consideration of alternative reporting
formats for course work, assignments and projects; English language
and grammar for the aspiring professional, familiarisation with generally
recognised performance criteria for effective presentations; practice in
planning and delivering a presentation; visual and non-verbal
communication; practice in group work through structured activities;
evaluation of group process and effectiveness.
Appreciation and appropriate use of Information Technology:
Understand, acquire and develop personal, professional and
technological skills that enable engagement and full participation in
university life and within the wider community Consider
advantages/disadvantages, opportunities and dangers, operation,
application and engagement with: Internet, Social networking websites,
“Life logging” Moodle/Mahara, mobile devices and relevant
infrastructures, “texting”, software management packages (email, time
management, presentational packages, spreadsheets, databases, word
processing etc), file management and backup, technical and personal
security, acceptable and unacceptable use/behaviour and protocols,
investment requirement, ongoing cost implications and service and
Skills for Creativity, Innovation, and Employability: Indicate and
explain industry and employment sectors, employment trends, typical
career paths and options that are available and emerging for graduates
and the likely skills expected by potential employers with particular
emphasis on evidence based analysis, curiosity, creativity innovation
and problem solving.
This module is designed to be flexible. Dependent upon its delivery
method, it can be delivered over one or two semesters and make use of
distance learning techniques and facilities as appropriate.
This module will contextualise learning teaching assessment and
university life generally and students will be encouraged to become self-
directed, effective and independent learners.
The delivery mode is 100% continuous assessment. There will be a
number of lectures and tutorials, but the main emphasis will be learner-
centred and on practical exercises and will entail a combination of the
following: guided self-learning materials; independent research; activity-
based assignments; discussions; groupwork; presentations; and
extended project work.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Show progress in your ability to:
Locate, select, understand and communicate information available from the university in a self-directed way using a range of interactive methods.
In accordance with the target level of competence:
1) Cite and reference via the Harvard system.
2) Conduct a literature search, to include web searches.
3) Research a relevant university topic.
4) Communicate findings as directed.
|2.||Recognise and employ alternative learning approaches, conduct self appraisal in relation to given transferable skills set and identify targets for achievement .||
1) Produce a Personal Development Plan.
2) Understand what constitutes a technical report.
3) Devise alternative reporting formats appropriate to task and demonstrate an analytical approach to structuring a document.
|3.||Convey subject understanding of Information Technology using a range of appropriate communication solutions.||
1) Plan and deliver a well-structured and informative presentation using appropriate IT methods.
2) Demonstrate general competence and use of a range of Information Technology.
|4.||Work as part of a team and employ effective management techniques to explain relevant employment sectors, employability and necessary skills/attributes.||
1) Make a positive contribution in group and team activities and monitor group process and effectiveness.
2) Achieve set tasks by fulfilling individual responsibilities.
3) Work to deadlines during structured activities and projects.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Practical IT exercises||Research project|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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