(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities, ie> assess arguments and detect irrelevance;> construct and defend their own point of view;> discuss that point of view in a reasoned fashion;> write focussed and structured essays;> show familiarity with some basic concepts, problems and arguments in some central areas of the discipline;> be able to communicate the results of their work (the proctorial system trains students to prepare a product in the proctorial for communication to the tutor at the tutorial, across 4 modules)- function as a member of the School, be familiar with its methods; know how to make it work for them; and take responsibility for their future learning within it- demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline; (First Level courses are in four sub-disciplines: logic, history, metaphysics and ethics)- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners (the proctorial system is structured so as to require active learning methods - students seen as self-evaluators, planners and organisers of their own activity within the structure).
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied (Communication, Group Work, Problem solving, Use of IT);- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility (Learning to Learn, Self Management).
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will typically include:1. demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;2. work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;3. demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.