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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC0145 Applied Information Literacy

10 creditsClass Size: 30

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

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Students are increasingly expected to make use of electronic sources of information and learning. This module will develop the knowledge and skills that you will need to become information literate at degree level of study. It will equip you with the skills to access, process and present academic information and help you to develop analytical and critical reading skills.

Objectives

To ensure that students have the skills to access, evaluate, critically analyse, process and present information in academic contexts

Learning outcomes
Knowledge of:
-the literacy skills and critical issues associated with understanding, evaluating and making appropriate use of resources
-Appropriate ways in which electronic and media sources can be used and referenced within academic writing.
Processes involved in:
-successful information searching
-critical analysis of information
-presentation of information in a range of formats; charts, illustrations, images and word processed documents
-effective use of Power Point and Excel
-effective verbal communication and presentations

Skills outcomes
On completion of the module, students will be able to:
-Demonstrate the skills needed to access different types of information
-Demonstrate media literacy skills
-Produce information in a range of formats; charts, illustrations, images and word processed documents;
-Create Power point presentations;
-Communicate both verbally and non-verbally with different audiences.


Syllabus

-Introduction to the literacy skills and critical issues associated with understanding, evaluating and using information
-Introduction to the appropriate use of electronic source material and associated conventions of academic referencing.
-Introduction to a range of formats in which information can be communicated. This will cover literature reviews; use of charts, images and illustrations; power point and verbal presentations.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop35.0015.00
Seminar123.0036.00
Independent online learning hours25.00
Private study hours24.00
Total Contact hours51.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Time for private study is expected to break down as follows:
Preparation for seminars 12 - hours
Preparation for assessments - 12 hours
Total 64 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Via workshops and formative assessment of ongoing student work through the VLE.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Presentation10 minute presentation25.00
Literature Review750 words25.00
Written WorkCritical evaluation 1,500 words50.00
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: 15/10/2014

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