20 credits at level HE4
To support progression in a range of lifelong learning skills.
To enable the enhancement of effective intellectual, interpersonal and practical skills in an academic and management context.
To promote an independent, active and reflective approach to learning.
To recognise the importance of teamwork and develop team-working skills.
To enable the application of personal development planning as a vehicle for progression and career development.
Personal and Professional Development.
Identifying needs, development methods, performance planning review, personal development plans, reflection and evaluation
Listening, questioning/feedback, note-taking, time-management, examination technique, problem solving, team working, information gathering and analysis.
Communication and Presentation Skills
Written communication in an academic context (essay writing, seminar paper, referencing) and in a work context (letter writing, report writing), verbal and visual communication, and information communication technology.
As this module is a core component of the Business Management programme, students will be expected to undertake preliminary prior to lectures. The tutor will consolidate this information by a blend of standard lecture coupled with group work, seminar sessions and workshops. Formal contact time will comprise 4 hours per week over 14 weeks.
Students will be expected to demonstrate certain independence in their study by research, which encompasses texts beyond those advised by the tutor. Learning to learn skills will be integral in the module and evidence of application by the student will be proven within the assignments set. Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the module.
Learning outcomes will be assessed through a reflective report, in addition to a group presentation and accompanying booklet. Through the report the student will evaluate their personal skills development and provide recommendations in the form of a personal development plan. The presentation and booklet will focus on strategies and techniques to develop specific skills areas chosen by the students themselves.
NB Where this module is offered online (via BoltOnline) lectures and seminars delivered by Elluminate.
Lectures 14 x 2 = 28
Seminars/Tutorials 14 x 2 = 28
Presentation preparation and delivery = 40
Background reading and personal study = 104
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identify the role of transferable skills in an academic studies, personal life and the world of work.
||Be able to discuss the importance of transferable skills in different environments.|
|2.||Determine effective strategies for the development of interpersonal and practical skills.
||Be able to outline techniques for the enhancement of skills both personally and in a general context.|
|3.||Assess own needs and abilities for the development of business and academic skills.
||Be able to outline techniques for the enhancement of skills both personally and in a business and academic context.|
|4.||Undertake research in the area of skills development strategies.
||Collect information relating to skills development.|
|5.||Apply effective reading and note taking strategies.
||Provide evidence of reading and note-taking strategies employed|
|6.||Identify accepted referencing techniques.
||Provide evidence in the form of reference lists.|
|7.||Reflect upon personal skills development||Produce a personal development report and a learning log.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Group presentation and booklet||Personal progress report and skills portfolio|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Bradbury, A. (2000) Successful presentation skills, 2nd ed., London: Kogan Page.
Cameron, S. (2005) The Business Student’s Handbook: Learning Skills for Study and Employment, Harlow : Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Cottrell, S. (2003) Skills for success: the Personal Development Planning Handbook, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Drew, S. & Bingham, R., (2003) The student skills guide, 2nd ed., Aldershot: Gower.
Mayton White, B. (1990) Study skills for managers, London: Chapman.
McCormack, J. (2005) English for Academic Study : Extended Writing and Research, Reading : Garnet Publishing.
Neville, C. (2007) The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism, Maidenhead: Open Univ. Press.
Northedge, A. (2005) The good study guide, 2nd ed., Buckingham: Open University Press.
Payne, E. and Whittaker, L. (2000) Developing essential study skills, London: Pearson.
Rowntree, D. (1998) Learn how to study – a realistic approach, 4th ed., London: Warner.
Winstanley, D (2005) Personal Effectiveness. CIPD: London.
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