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PD50C2: CRITICAL SKILLS: READING AND ENGAGEMENT (2022-2023)

Last modified: 30 Aug 2022 15:40


Course Overview

This course will equip you with the essential skills required to engage with your postgraduate studies. Through a series of lectures, interactive seminars and authentic materials, you will build on your critical thinking skills with fellow PGT students from across the school. Critical Reading, essay writing and presentation skills will be offered as part of this course, providing students with skills fundamental to PGT and workplace contexts.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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

This course is designed to support you throughout your postgraduate studies. During the interactive course, you will be guided through various approaches to critically engaging with literature, essay writing and presentation skills. The course will provide you with the enhanced critical skills required at PGT level. The timetable consists of one lecture and one interactive seminar per week where you will engage with classmates on current topics and materials provided. As an interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate studies, this course also provides students with the opportunity to engage with peers from across a variety of PGT programmes thus allowing for true critical discussion and engagement. Contents of the course are designed to serve you on your academic journey and also equip you with appropriate skills for future workplaces. The course is zero credit bearing with one assignment to be submitted at the end of the course delivery. The assignment consists of one, 1,000 word essay based on a core concept delivered on the course.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 18
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 9 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 9 Feedback Weeks 12

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided individually to students and also collectively in a final essay feedback session.

Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateTo enhance students’ critical thinking skills. Through a robust engagement with texts and detailed discussion on core components of interpreting and analysing academic texts.
FactualUnderstandThrough the critical evaluation of texts, students will engage with core academic concepts and build on their comprehension of academic texts and engaging with academic literature
ProceduralApplyWill develop their academic presentation & writing skills & learn to engage with academic and lay audiences through a series of interactive seminars.
ReflectionApplyThrough engaging with academic content and their peers on this course, students will be equipped with core self-reflection skills and will apply these in seminars and workshops.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 18

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Feedback

Written feedback per individual essay with support from tutor

Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateTo enhance students’ critical thinking skills. Through a robust engagement with texts and detailed discussion on core components of interpreting and analysing academic texts.
FactualUnderstandThrough the critical evaluation of texts, students will engage with core academic concepts and build on their comprehension of academic texts and engaging with academic literature
ReflectionApplyThrough engaging with academic content and their peers on this course, students will be equipped with core self-reflection skills and will apply these in seminars and workshops.
ProceduralApplyWill develop their academic presentation & writing skills & learn to engage with academic and lay audiences through a series of interactive seminars.

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