20 credits at level HE4
This module is designed to provide the student with the tools and techniques required to enable them to successfully complete this course of study.
The aims of the module for the student are:
To support students in their development as self-motivated learners.
To develop critical evaluation skills.
To develop the capabilities and skills of reflective thinking.
Theories of learning.
Managing own learning.
Use of learning resources including WebCT.
This module will take the form of an extended induction to equip students with the necessary skills. Emphasis will be on the student learning process. Students will be given a workbook which will cover all the major areas of learning and will also include a learning agreement, a learning diary and self-evaluation (reflective commentaries).
There will be weekly workshops which will involve group and individual activities and some of them will be ICT-based. Progress will be monitored by individual tutorial.
Typical allocation of working hours would be:
Formal Lectures 6
Assignment/project Work 100
Independent Study 79
Total Hours: 200
Assessment will be through one assignment which will carry 100% weighting
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Conduct a personal skills audit and evaluate personal learning style
Assess ones own strengths and weaknesses and identify an appropriate learning style to facilitate improvements.
|2.||Demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in creating a learning agreement.
Production of a negotiated learning agreement that can be sustained and further developed through the course.
|3.||Identify those personal and professional learning experiences that will assist in the development of the student as a workplace learner
Production of a learning diary that demonstrates an ability to assess own progress and the production of a reflective essay that evaluates progress to date.
|4.||Demonstrate an ability to produce properly referenced academic writing.
All work to be produced to professional standards.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio. Planning (10% 500 word) Managing own learning through the semester (40% 1000 word) Reflective evaluation of own learning (40% 1000 words) Effective report writing and use of referencing (10%)|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Cottrell, S (2008) The study skills handbook, Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke,3rd ed.
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Bradshaw D – Bringing Learning to Life - Falmer Press
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