20 credits at level HE4
This module will support the student’s entry to higher education and provide a foundation in learning skills relevant to degree level study. This module introduces students to a range of study and learning skills through a focus on Personal Development Planning (PDP) and Reflective Log which will encourage self-evaluation, reflection and action planning. The module aims to promote active learning and transferable skills that are applicable to the Youth & Community Work professions.
The syllabus includes the study and learning skills that students will need for successful completion of the course. The module includes reading and writing skills and basic ICT skills. The students will also be introduced to time management techniques, self direction and evaluation, action planning and critical thinking. Reflective practice will also be introduced using relevant theoretical perspectives and students will be required to keep a reflective ‘log’ or ‘diary’. Students will also be introduced to theories which are relevant to the content of the module. Students will identify the skills, knowledge and experience which are transferable to the workplace and other areas of influence.
Delivery will be through lectures, demonstrations and workshops. Students will be encouraged to develop their study skills in the context of concurrent modules. The theme of Personal Development Planning (PDP) will be at the core of the entire module with emphasis on keeping a reflective log which will not only inform the preparation of the PDP but will aide reflection on the placement experience. Advanced skills such as critical thinking and evaluation will assist the students in the analysis of the situations which arise as a result of placement and other related modules. Students will also be expected to work independently and with support as and when required.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Reflect upon the personal learning experience and identify significant personal learning achievements||Describe, assess, reflect and evaluate on personal learning achievements and academic progression|
|2.||Demonstrate competence in transferable skills in academic studies, personal life and employment / volunteering||Produce evidence of competence in a range of study skills and relate to relevant theoretical perspectives relating to learning, study and reflection|
|3.||Develop an appreciation of effective learning strategies and study skills||Reflect on own study style and identify effective study skills|
|4.||Reference correctly within the body of text and produce a bibliography in accordance with the Harvard Referencing System||Produce a written piece of work demonstrating correct referencing and bibliography techniques|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||PDP Portfolio||Reflective Log||IT Assignment|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Brookfield, S. (1987) Developing Critical Thinking. Milton Keynes: OU Press
Duck, S. (1998) Relating to others. Buckingham: OU Press
Honey, P. & Mumford, A. (1992) The Manual of Learning Styles, Maidenhead: Peter Honey
Kolb, D. (1984) Experiential Learning: experience as the source of learning and development, London : Prentice-Hall
Knowles, M. (2005) The adult learner: the definitive classic in adult education and human resource development, London: Butterworth Heinemann
Mayo, P. (1999) Gramsci, Freire & Adult Education: possibilities for transformative action. London: Zed
Moon, J. (2004) A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice. Oxon: RoutledgeFalmer
Northedge, A. (2005) The Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: OU Press
Redman, P. (2006) Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide. London: Sage
Robb, M. ed. (2007) Youth in Context: frameworks, settings and encounters. London: Sage
Rogers, C. (2004) On Becoming a Person: a therapist's view of psychotherapy, London : Constable
Thompson, N. (2002) People Skills, Basingstoke: Macmillan
Van Den Brink-Budgen, R., (2000) Critical Thinking for Students. Oxford: How to Books Ltd
Journals / Periodicals
Young People Now
Youth & Policy
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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