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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PECI2710 Industry Study

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Fiona Bannon
Email: f.bannon@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module provides students with knowledge of: the purpose and nature of work experience in a ug degree programme; experiential learning and self -reflection; creative work and the creative worker; the cultures of organisations; participatory research, documentation and ethics. With the support of tutors and the Careers Centre, students secure a placement (minimum 70hrs or two weeks equivalent) in a relevant professional organisation. The assessment assignment is a reflection on both the placement setting and its place in the work sector, and on the students as worker and learner. The School follows the University guidelines and has an academic tutor responsible for all work placements, supported by a placements co-coordinator.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to ...

- identify and negotiate personal learning objectives within the context of a period of study within a relevant work context;
- analyse the role and context of a specific organisation;
- evaluate the experience in relation to theory and practice;
- analyse own work and working practices;
- reflect upon opportunities and implications for future employment.

Learning outcomes
Development of:
- understanding of the relation between the knowledge and skills acquired during study and employment;
- understanding of the organisation of the cultural industries and/or the creative worker;
- ability to define and evaluate own workplace related learning needs and attainment;
- understanding of the current ethical issues in work placements.

Skills outcomes
Individually determined by the specific workplace.


Syllabus

The module is introduced in October with a set of contextual lectures to cover the areas of:
- the purpose and nature of work experience in a ug degree programme;
- experiential learning and self -reflection;
- creative work and the creative worker;
- the cultures of organisations;
- participatory research, documentation and ethics

Students will work together with tutors and the Careers Centre to secure a placement (minimum 70hrs or two weeks equivalent) in a relevant professional organisation.

Seminars and tutorials provide for discussion and individual support.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Placement170.0070.00
Lecture51.005.00
Seminar21.002.00
Tutorial20.501.00
Independent online learning hours20.00
Private study hours102.00
Total Contact hours78.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

20 On line reading : identification of placements and documentation
50 Reading/research for lectures and assignment
6 Visit to careers for CV and letter of application
46 Assignment writing

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Pre placement preparation is monitored via lecture and seminar attendance. Individuals missing essential input e.g. health and safety regulations, are seen individually by the module leader. Placement progress is monitored via contact with the host employer where each student has a named mentor/manager through the University placement approval documentation (currently a Tripartite Agreement and Risk Activity Management Plan). Assignment preparation is monitored via seminar and an individual tutorial.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report2,000-2,50050.00
Reflective log2,000-2,50050.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Alternative assessment is set according to individual circumstances and approved by Exams Tutor and Pro-Dean for Student Education

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 15/05/2017

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