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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1413 Academic Skills for Learning and Teaching

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Zoe Enstone

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is designed to support the development of academic skills in your study within Learning and Teaching. It will address areas such as academic and reflective writing, referencing and research skills, drawing on the elements most appropriate to study on your course and for future practice.


To enable students to develop the academic skills necessary for successful independent learning

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will have an understanding of:
- the University's IT systems
- the elements of academic argument and critical analysis
- information searching
- the Harvard referencing system
- development planning
- a range of theories on reflective writing and activities in writing reflectively


- exploration of the University’s resources and systems (Library, IT, VLE and other services) and their use in accessing and managing
- introduction to a variety of materials and methods designed to help study effectively.
- critical thinking and reflective writing
- referencing and plagiarism avoidance
- effective note-taking

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours80.00
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Independent on-line learning
VLE reading 40 hours
VLE exercises 40 hours
Private Study
Preparing assignments 50 hours
Reading 50 hours

Students will be required to produce a series of exercises which will form the basis of their portfolio. Students will be encouraged to use the online materials in the VLE and will be required to engage with online skills materials, e.g. skills@library.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module during seminar sessions and via formative feedback on the exercises for the portfolio. Tutors will be available via email and telephone.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Portfolio4000 words equivalent100.00
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: 07/08/2015


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