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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC0119 Academic and Personal Development

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Lynne Cade
Email: e.a.cade@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

- Prepare students to study at a HE level
- Equip students with the knowledge and skills to plan their own professional development
- Equip students with the skills to become a reflective practitioner
- Equip students to become critical thinkers

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will have knowledge of:
-Some of the social, economic, political and ethical issues inherent in contemporary professional practice
-Theories of Learning
-Critical thinking, analysis and reflection
-The nature and purpose of different opportunities which are relevant to their degree and vocational aspirations
-Effective strategies for learning, time management, academic reading, research, academic writing and verbal presentations
-The Harvard referencing system
-Effective use of VLEs

Skills outcomes
Ability to :
-search for and critically evaluate academic information;
-write academic essays and reports;
-reflect on own development and practice
-link theory to practice


Syllabus

- Time Management
- Learning styles and theories of learning
- Critical, analytical and reflective thinking
- Research skills
- Presentation skills
- Personal development planning
- Ability to link theory to practice
- Examination preparation

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop55.0025.00
Seminar123.0036.00
Independent online learning hours90.00
Private study hours49.00
Total Contact hours61.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Time for private study is expected to break down as follows:
Independent on-line learning
-Reflective blog 20 hours
-VLE tasks 20 hours
-Web research 10 hours
-Project Preparation 40 hours
Total 90 hours

Reading and research 15 hours
Essay preparation and writing 12 hours
Project writing 12 hours
Exam preparation 10 hours
Total 49

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative assessments will feature throughout the module to prepare and familiarise students for the main assessments.
The use of a weekly reflective journal will also provide progress feedback and will be used to identify individual learning needs and plans

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment1 hour in-course exam20.00
Project1,500 words40.00
Essay1,000 words10.00
Reflective logWeekly entries, total 3,000 words.30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2014

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