10 credits at level HE5
To build on the skills developed in the Part One module and extend them to take account of the new opportunities and challenges of undergraduate work at Level HE5.
To continue the development of a reflective approach to studies
To continue the process of career development
To prepare for independent study through preparation of the final honours project
There is no formal syllabus, but students will get help and guidance as appropriate from their APT in:
i) essay and practical writing skills;
ii) use of ICT;
iii) other support and guidance necessary for the student to achieve the outcomes of the course, including referral to other specialists such as the Careers Unit.
Students will also get help and guidance in Project planning and preparation from an appropriate Project Supervisor.
This module is a formalised, assessed version of what has previously been our Academic Personal Tutor (APT) system, and will be run by APTs having individual tutorials with their tutees. The time allocations for this need to be flexible and responsive to studentsí needs, but normally it would be expected that each student has a minimum of 6 x 1 hour tutorials with their APT during the year. Additionally there will be a small number of plenary lectures building on the topics of current awareness and career planning started at level 1.The remaining learning time is used by the student for private study, additional tutorials with their APT, tutorials with Project supervisors, attendance at workshops and lectures organised by other units, such as the careers office and Student Support and Guidance Unit.
Learning Outcome 1will be assessed by the written module evaluations available as part of the portfolio of work.
Learning Outcome 2, 3 & 4 will be assessed through the written evidence of 2, 3 and 4 within the portfolio of work.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically assess the course you are following, as part of overall management of and responsibility for your own academic development.||Produce written evaluations of the modules you have attended during level HE5.|
|2.||Maintain, by regular up-dating, the time- management, personal and reflective skills acquired at level HE4.||
2a Update your CV, including evidence of having consulted the Careers Office;
2b Provide further evidence of time management and reflection on tutor feedback (e.g. responses to tutor feedback, module planners, semester planners, record of meetings with APT)
|3.||Evaluate your progress to this higher level of the course.||Provide written examples of some of your level HE5 work, with brief commentary and explanation of how it achieves level HE5 standards; and including evidence of progress with ICT.|
|4.||Plan a significant piece of independent work.||Provide written evidence of how you finalised your Project proposal and completed your Project planner (e.g. brief notes, diary entries, etc)|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Northedge, A. et al (1997) The Sciences Good Study Guide. Open University
Communication Skills booklets (available in Learning Support Centres).
Reference will also be made to appropriate WWW sites
|Host Subject Group:||Psychology and Life Sciences|
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