20 credits at level HE7
This module is designed to develop and extend knowledge and understanding of critical discourse that underpins discipline - specific practice. It pays particular attention to the process that leads to critical appraisal and evaluation in order to develop critical thinking skills. It will:
Raise awareness and put into practice a critical approach;
Challenge assumptions and values thus leading to the formulation of the students own conclusions and insights;
Develop structural and comparative skills within a written outcome;
Develop research initiatives and extend research and writing skills
Enable student led inquiry based on aspects of their practice within the Diploma;
Facilitate a deeper understanding of the critical contexts and frameworks that underpin their discipline.
Undertake oral presentations which faciltate a deeper knowledge and understanding
of scholarly material appropriate to the students Learning Agreement.
Critical thinking skills including description/analysis/interpretation and evaluation
Identification of key theoretical texts within a literature review
Student led presentations of key text/s
Application of theory to practice
Development of critical approaches
Creative thinking techniques
Theory in context appropriate discourse relevant to programme specific field/s
Teaching and contact time -20 hours
Self directed study 180 hours
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures; seminars, workshops and tutorials both face to face and on- line (for example, e tutorials). Some components of the module will be delivered across postgraduate disciplines as common aspects of Critical Thinking in Practice. For example, Creative Thinking Techniques. Subject specialist staff within individual programmes will deliver theory in context. This will support each student in the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma.
Assessment is by written outcome based on the assignment/s brief for each programme.
Total 200 hours notional learning time
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Produce a written outcome underpinned
by critical analysis and evaluation.
1.1 Clearly and coherently articulate the critical framework appropriate to the topic.
1.2 Demonstrate a breadth and depth of research sources and types based on a critical selection of sources.
1.3 Clearly communicate a rigorous interrogation of relevant theoretical material leading to a critical approach.
1.4 Communicate the application of advanced level research and study skills,underpinned by critical thinking.
|2.||Produce written outcome, which demonstrates an understanding of professional academic format||
2.1 Demonstrate focused and coherent arguments that reflect the assignment.
2.2 Evidence research, which is underpinned by the correct citation technique (Harvard).
2.3 Effectively communicate lucid and insightful analyses and interpretation.
2.4 Deliver coherent and objective discourse(s) free from significant errors of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Typographical errors are negligible and Harvard referencing is consistent.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Demonstrate through a written format (essay/report) of professional academic standard a discursive and scholarly text. This will be based on an advanced body of research that employs the appropriate theoretical/contextual/critical considerations within the appropriate advanced research and writing framework. Assessed Components: Present an essay of 3000 3500 words (excluding quotations, captions reference citation etc.) of professional academic standard based on an advanced body of scholarly research that employs the appropriate theoretical/contextual/critical considerations based on the Learning Agreement and therefore relevant to your practice.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Alder, H (2002) Boost your Creative Intelligence, London: Kogan Page.
Buzan, Tony (2002) How to Mind Map, USA: Thorsons.
Cameron, Julia (2002) Walking in this World, USA: Rider.
De Bono, E (1990) Lateral Thinking, London: Harper Collins.
Gilhooly, K.J (1988) Thinking: Directed, Undirected, Creativ,. London: Harcourt Press.
Rawlinson, G (1986) Creative Thinking and Brainstorming, London: Wildwood House.
Bowell, T (2005) Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide, London: Routledge.
Brink-Budgen, R (1996) Looking at Arguments: an introduction to Critical Thinking,
Peterborough: First and Best Education Ltd.
Cottrell, S (2005) Critical Thinking Skills; developing effective analysis and argument,
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Fisher, A (2001) Critical Thinking: an introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University
Halpen, D.F. (2003) Thought and Knowledge; an introduction to critical thinking,
L. Eribaum Associates.
Theory in Context:
Refer to reading list for Postgraduate Certificate in order to develop scholarship in the
indicative fields of
Media and Remediation
Issues of representation in a digital age
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