20 credits at level HE4
The main purpose of this module is to support the student's entry to higher education. It introduces students to a range of study and learning skills and also, through its focus on Personal Development Planning, to self-evaluation and action planning .
The module also aims to equip students with the communication and team-working skills essential to effective managemerial employment in a professional organisation. It also introduces students to a range of study and generic business skills, including the use of information and communications technology.
The syllabus covers the study and learning skills that students will need for successful completion of the course. They include, for example, reading and writing skills, information retrieval, note-taking, basic ICT skills and presentation skills.
The module also includes a range of skills necessary to act as an effective employee, including for example, time management, team work, participation in meetings, the preparation of minutes and basic report writing.
The module also introduces students to self-evaluation, action planning and to personal development planning.
The module is delivered through lectures and workshops with an emphasis on the latter in view of the practical nature of the module. Students will be encouraged to develop their study skills in the context of concurrent modules, for example through using information retrieval and writing skills in the preparation of assignments.
Role play exercises will be used to assist the development of employment skills such as particpation in meetings. As an element of the assessment schedule students will prepare a group presentation which will provide an opportunity to reflect upon their team player qualities.
The theme of personal development planning lies at the core of the entire module and this is reflected in the major element of assessment of the module which is the preparation of a Personal Development Plan.
The module is assessed through 3 pieces of work:
1. Preparation of Personal Development Plan 50%
2. Group Presentation and booklet 30%
3. Case-study using spreadsheets 20%
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate competence in transferable skills in academic studies, personal life and the world of work||Produce evidence of competence in a range of study and business skills.|
|2.||Determine effective strategies for the development of interpersonal and practical skills||Undertake self analysis in relation to the student's own transferable skills development|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Personal Development plan||Group Presentation||Case Study using speadsheets|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bradbury, A. (2000) Successful presentation skills, 2nd ed., London: Kogan Page.
Cottrell, S. (2003) Skills for success: the personal development planning handbook, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Cottrell, S. (2003) The study skills handbook, 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Drew, S. & Bingham, R., (2003) The student skills guide, 2nd ed., Aldershot: Gower.
Payne, E. and Whittaker, L. (2000) Developing essential study skills, London: Pearson.
Wade, S. (1996) Studying for a degree: how to succeed as a mature student, Plymouth: How to Books.
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