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ED552U: ENQUIRING PROFESSIONALISM (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 13:44


Course Overview

Enquiring Professionalism is the first course of the PG Dip CLD.  It addresses the processes of both the programme and the broader professional role.  It introduces participants to the programme demands such as critically reflective practice and professional enquiry; all capacities which are important to the continuing professional development of the professional.  The course runs in parallel to the three practice- faced courses providing a steady anchor to these courses and allowing the academic and practical components of the programme to integrate with each other. The course prepares participants for the final stage of the programme, the action enquiry project.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aileen Ackland

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

• Self evaluation and professional development
• Exploring the relationship between values policy, practice and research
• Theory and practice of professional development, understanding the role of the professional and professionalism/professionalisation
• Critically reflective practice and its relevance to professional development
• Research paradigms and the link to methodologies
• Professional enquiry methods and forms of collaborative enquiry
• Reading and using research texts critically
• Identifying methodological issues
• Developing research skills
• Writing a literature review on aspects of CLD
• Planning, designing and implementing small scale research and evaluation projects
• Analysing data and representing research
• Communicating research findings


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Continuous assessment 100% Assessment is in three parts. 1. The production of a professional development plan justified on the basis of personal reflections presented through multi media. (20%) 2. Discursive essay addressing an issue pertinent to the professionalism of the field of practice 2,500 words (30%) 3. A plan and proposal for a work based enquiry project 3,500 words (50%) Resit: One further resubmission of any part(s) of the assessment not deemed satisfactory.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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