Module Information

Module Identifier
ED13320
Module Title
Introduction to Individual and Community Development
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Co-Requisite
Co-Requisite
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Online assessment  Online assessment of referencing and bibliographic skills.  20%
Semester Assessment Evaluation  Evaluation of personal employment aspirations and current resume / CV (1400 words).  35%
Semester Assessment Journal  Sample of Personal Learning Journal exemplifying critical thinking and personal reflection on learning (1000 words)  25%
Semester Exam 6 Hours   Presentation  Presentation (5 minutes) - justification of placement choice in relation to prior evaluation.  20%
Supplementary Assessment Online Assessment  Online assessment of referencing and bibliographic skills.  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  20%
Supplementary Assessment Evaluation  Evaluation of personal employment aspirations and current resume / CV (1400 words).  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  35%
Supplementary Assessment Journal  Sample of Personal Learning Journal exemplifying critical thinking and personal reflection on learning (1000 words)  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  25%
Supplementary Exam Presentation  Presentation (5 minutes) - justification of placement choice in relation to prior evaluation.  All failed elements of the assessments must be re-taken if the student's average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%.  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate basic competence in key academic and transferable skills.

Understand the importance of and demonstrate the recording and reflecting upon their skills, goals and achievements in a structured way.

Identify ways of improving personal learning.

Present their individual skills, knowledge and abilities in a structured and concise way.

Give a short verbal presentation.

Content

Sessions may be a combination of lectures, seminars or workshops and will include the following topics:

Session 1 - Referencing, bibliography and plagiarism.

Session 2 - Academic Writing.

Session 3 - Critical thinking.

Session 4 - Reflection on Learning and Effective Time Management.

Session 5 - Employability and Personal Planning.

Session 6 - Using Learning Journals.

Session 7 - CVs and personal resumes.

Session 8 - Graduate Attribute Portfolio.

Session 9 - Placement and Employment Planning (1).

Session 10 - Placement and Employment Planning (2).

Aims

To provide an introduction to personal development and key academic skills in higher education:
To provide frameworks to identify and plan for employability aspirations.
Provide an understanding of the importance of recording and reflecting upon skills, goals and achievements in a structured way and provide opportunity of demonstrating this.

Brief description

This is a personal development module that aims to establish good academic skills at the commencement of the period of study and also develop students' understanding of their employability skills and aspirations within the degree scheme. Students will gain an opportunity to engage in self-reflection, action planning and reviewing and to develop key academic and transferable skills which will enable them to make the most of their degree scheme, their placement opportunities and their academic study. Through the development of these skills and opportunities at the beginning of the course, the students will have been adequately prepared for their own personal development throughout their period of study.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Statistical reports will be considered and data to support arguments will be analysed.
Communication This will be developed both in seminar discussions and in preparation for the assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Online tests at the end of sessions will illustrate areas that need improving. Assignments, academic reading, discussion.
Information Technology Online tests will be used for the initial assessment. All assignments will be word processed.
Personal Development and Career planning Reflection activities during module will be used to ensure personal development.
Problem solving This will be developed in the context of analysing own competencies and planning for development.
Research skills Research for assignment and preparation for seminars; using Blackboard and e-resources.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Seminar activities will involve group work.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4