20 credits at level HE4
To support progression in a range of lifelong learning skills
To enable the enhancement of effective intellectual, interpersonal and practical skills in an academic and business context
To promote an independent, active and reflective approach to learning.
To recognise the importance of teamwork and develop team-working skills
To enable the application of personal development planning as a vehicle for progression and career development
Personal and Professional Development
Identifying needs, development methods, performance planning review, personal development plans, reflection and evaluation
Listening, questioning/feedback, note-taking, time-management, examination technique, problem solving, team working, information gathering and analysis
Communication and Presentation Skills
Written communication in an academic context (essay writing, seminar paper, referencing etc) and in a workplace context (letter writing, report writing etc), verbal and visual communication, information communication technology
As this module is a core component of the Sport and Leisure Management and Tourism Management Pathways, students will be expected to undertake preliminary reading prior to lectures. The tutor will consolidate this information by a mix of standard lecture coupled with group work, seminar sessions and workshops. Students will be expected to demonstrate certain independence in their study by research, which encompasses texts beyond those, advised by the tutor. Learning to learn skills will be integral to the module and evidence of application by the student will be proven within the assignments set. Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the module.
Learning outcomes will be assessed through a reflective report, as well as the group presentation and accompanying booklet. Through the report the student will evaluate their personal skills development and provide recommendations in the form of a personal development plan. The presentation and booklet will focus on strategies and techniques to develop a specific skills area chosen by the students themselves.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identify the role of transferable skills in academic studies, personal life and the world of work.||
be able to discuss the importance of transferable skills in different environments
|2.||Determine effective strategies for the development of interpersonal and practical skills||be able to outline techniques for the enhancement of skills both personally and in a general context|
|3.||Assess own needs and abilities for the
development of business and academic
|Undertake self analysis in relation to his/her own transferable skills developmentMake recommendations for the enhancement of the application of transferable skills|
|4.||Undertake research in the area of skills
|Collect primary and secondary information relating to skills development|
|5.||Apply effective reading and note taking strategies||Provide evidence of reading and note-taking strategies employed|
|6.||Identify accepted referencing techniques||
Provide evidence in the form of reference lists
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Virtual presentation||Personal Progress report and skills Portfolio|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bradbury, A. (2000) Successful presentation skills, 2nd ed., London: Kogan Page.
Drew, S. & Bingham, R., (2003) The student skills guide, 2nd ed., Aldershot: Gower.
Haugue, P. (1994) Presentations and report writing, London: Kogan Page.
Marshall, L. and Rowland, F., A (1993) A guide to learning independently, 2nd ed., Buckingham: Open University Press.
Mayton White, B. (1990) Study skills for managers, London: Chapman.
Northedge, A. (1990) The good study guide, Buckingham: Open University Press.
Payne, E. and Whittaker, L. (2000) Developing essential study skills, London: Pearson.
Rowntree, D. (1998) Learn how to study – a realistic approach, 4th ed., London: Warner.
Wade, S. (1996) Studying for a degree: how to succeed as a mature student, Plymouth: How to Books.
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