20 credits at level HE6
This module aims to equip students with key professional and study skills needed to succeed in post-graduate study.
As well as developing essential skills including information literacy, referencing and plagiarism avoidance, time management, academic writing and presentations, students will critically appraise their own learning approaches and study styles and formulate strategies for improvement.
Time Managament and project planning
Information Literacy - completing structured literature searches using on-line journals, e-books and the internet
Producing assessments - reports, essays and case-studies, seminars and presentations (developing and employing effective ICT skills)
Writing at HE6 and HE7 - critique, synthesis and creative thinking
Referencing and avoiding plagiarism (academic integrity)
Learning Theories - Concepts of learning, experiential learning, learning styles and approaches
This module is usually taught for 3 hours for 24 weeks (one year pre-masters) or 6 hours for 12 weeks (one semester pre-masters).
Class contact comprises: lectures, seminar activities, tutorials and ICT skills workshops
Moodle will be used to support independent learning.
Lectures and workshops - 72 hours
Independent learning - 78 hours
Independent assessment preparation - 50 hours
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, evaluate and apply academic and professional secondary research sources in a timely manner||have produced assessments which draw on relevant and reliable secondary research materials including on-line journals, e-books and web pages.|
|2.||have demonstrated critique, synthesis and creative thinking skills in academic writing and professional presentations||have produced structured assessments in which critique, synthesis and creative thinking are evident.|
|3.||have critically appraised and applied the concept of "academic integrity".||evaluated the concept of "academic integrity" though the production of an original and fully referenced presentation|
|4.||have appraised and evaluated key learning theories and applied these to develop your own learning strategies||have produced a report which appraises and evaluates key learning theories and applies these to the development of future learning strategies|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Presentation on the concept of "academic integrity"||2500 word report on experiential learning theory and its application- submitted via turn-it-in|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Cameron, S. (2008) The MBA Handbook: Skills for Mastering Management 6th ed., Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall, [Online] available from http://lib.myilibrary.com/searchresults.asp
Lancaster, J.G. (2005) Research Methods in Management, Oxford: Elsevier/ Butterworth-Heinemann, [Online] available from http://lib.myilibrary.com/searchresults.asp
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2007) Research Methods for Business Students, Harlow: Pearson, [online] available from http://lib.myilibrary.com/searchresults.asp
University of Bolton (2009) BISSTO [Online] available from http://data.bolton.ac.uk/bissto/
Coffield, F., Moseley, D.,Hall, E. and Ecclestone, K (2004), Should we be using Learning Styles? What Research Has to Say to Practice, London: The Learning and Skills Research Centre [online] available from
Jackson, T. (2002) International HRM: A Cross-Cultural Approach, London: Sage, [online] available from http://lib.myilibrary.com/searchresults.asp
Mullins, L. J. (2007) Management and Organisational Behaviour, Harlow: Pearson, [online] available from http://lib.myilibrary.com/searchresults.asp
|Host Subject Group:||Management|
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