20 credits at level HE4
This module is designed to help students plan and develop improved strategies and techniques to support their studies, academically, professionally and personally, by developing essential academic and related learning skills for their course of study, and to support progression in a range of lifelong learning skills. In addition students will develop academic learning in the form of a Personal Development Plan, which will relate to their professional practice, both academically and in the world of work, and involve career development planning.
Study Skills – Written communication in an academic context (note-taking, essay, seminar paper, referencing, examination technique) and in a work context (letter writing, report writing); verbal and visual communication including presentation skills; and information communication technology (e-resources – online journals and researching information databases).
Management Skills for the workplace – Effective communication (written and verbal) in business and the realities of the workplace including: giving and receiving feedback on performance; problem solving; team working; assertive behaviour; decision making; managing conflict, stress and emotions at work; information gathering and analysis; report and letter writing; information communications technology for managers; and diversity in the workplace.
Personal Development Planning – Skills Audit; learning styles identification; self evaluation; action planning; time management; self-evaluation and reflection; lifelong learning; career planning and effective CV creation.
• Tutor led taught sessions
• Team working activities
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.||Be able to identify and discuss skills, qualities and experiences gained in academic studies, personal life and the workplace and recognise those to be developed, at the beginning of the module.
||Create a Personal Audit, which identifies transferable personal skills already achieved and areas for development in a personal action plan.|
|2.||Be able to demonstrate and reflect, giving examples of academic, management and personal skills achieved and developed throughout the duration of the module.
||Create a reflective log which will give examples of and illustrate the various skills developed, throughout the duration of the module.|
|3.||Be able to summarise and discuss the most developed transferable skills, and provide comparisons with earlier achievement.||Produce a Personal Development Plan which discusses and gives examples of achievements throughout the duration of the module.|
|4.||Be able to recognise the further skills, qualities and experience needed in your chosen career pathway.||Produce a career development plan and revised action plan.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Personal Audit (Skills, qualities, experience) and an action plan||Investigate one of the topics featured in the module and create an informative booklet outlining the main points. Present your findings as a group - 15 mins duration.||Create a Personal Development Plan which reflects on the progress made during the module and identifies areas for improvement to aid career aspirations, to include an updated action plan and CV.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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www.windmillsprogramme.com – The Windmills virtual career coach
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