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ED1521: LEARNING FROM WORK (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:33


Course Overview

Develop your employability skills through a placement in either a formal work setting or in the voluntary sector.

This course is designed to prepare students for the workplace by developing general employability skills. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Kenneth McIntosh

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

Students undertake a placement in either a formal work setting or in the voluntary sector as part of the practical learning experience.  They are required to undertake a 5 day or equivalent (approximately 35 hours) placement within the 12 week duration of the course.  Content will include both practical skill and reflective elements.  Students can expect to develop a range of skills including intrapersonal and interpersonal skills for employability, team working, assertiveness, self-motivation, leadership and management, personal effectiveness in the workplace, and presentation skills. 

Further Information & Notes

24 hours of tutorials consisting of 12 x 2 hour tutorials. Students will be expected to undertake preparation for each tutorial through partication in online learning activities in the form of 10 x 3 hours tutor directed learning (30 hours online learning activity), self-directed study of 49 hours and 35 hours (equivalent ) in a work-related placement.

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: In-course written assessment in the form of 2,000 word reflective writing on work-related learning (60%), and 15 minute collaborative group presentation which will be videoed in order to have a record of this for student and tutor use and for QA purposes (40%).

Participation in on-line discussion - monitored on a regular basis with early intervention for non-participants.

Resit: Resubmission of failed criteria in reflective writing. Oral presentation (viva) based on work placement.

Formative Assessment

A range of formative assessment including: Responses to on-line discussion Tutorial discussions Feedback from work-place line manager or equivalent person

Feedback

* In sufficient time to be able to be used by students to improve their work, typically between 4 weeks of submission, in line with School of Education policy on Assessment. * Appropriate and relevant feedback to help students understand why the grade awarded, with formative comments to improve future performance * Face to face meetings with students, if they have failed

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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