Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module aims to introduce, reinforce and encourage the acquisition of those study and transferable skills required of all students for the successful completion of an undergraduate programme. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to think creatively and constructively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan an effective strategy towards achieving those aims.
This module is designed to prepare students for a higher education course. It will include the following:
learning, study and time management skills
group work skills
presentation and communication skills
information literacy skills
academic writing skills, referencing and plagiarism
emotional resilience and intelligence
barriers to learning
an introduction to research methods
a residential experience
Students will be encouraged to develop their skills in order to become more self-assured, independent learners so that they can study more effectively and efficiently.
Students will be encouraged to evaluate, reflect upon and manage their own learning and will be introduced to approaches and good study habits which are designed to promote students’ capacity for self-development.
On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:
1 Acknowledge the importance of being a reflective and independent learner and be able to identify personal learning strengths and areas for improvement;
2 Work collaboratively within different groups in a range of contexts including seminars, directed study, presentations and research activities;
3 Communicate clearly and accurately in both spoken English and academic writing presenting supported arguments with the correct use of the Harvard referencing system and academic conventions
4 Use the learning centre effectively to locate appropriate electronic and traditional resources;
6 Plan, draft and edit assessments to produce concise and succinct arguments, and offer both sides of an argument, whilst producing clear introductions and conclusions;
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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