This level 6, 30 credit module is intended to enable you to develop life long professional learning skills including the ability to manage your own learning needs both now and in the future. It provides opportunity for you to consider the various ways in which people learn, and in light of this, how best to adapt and relay information to others.
Using a range of learning and teaching approaches; (e.g. lectures, practical workshops, group work, discussion groups, directed and self-directed study) you will be expected to find and interact with evidence on which practice is based, consider implications for developing practice in light of this, and communicate information effectively to others in a variety of formats. In order to make the best of the available learning opportunities, you will be encouraged to apply the content of the module to your individual learning needs and your own specialist area of practice, including other modules you are taking as part of your studies.
Throughout the module, you will be expected to develop an electronic personal portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your learning. Your Guidance Teacher (GT) and peers in your GT group will provide formative feedback during the compilation of the portfolio, the finished portfolio of evidence will be summatively assessed.
This booklet is designed to provide an overview of the module in relation to its content and requirements. As such, it contents should be used in conjunction with the appropriate course handbooks, for example the Continuing Professional Development Framework Student Handbook and the University Assessment Regulations. It is imperative that you read these carefully at the commencement of the module and ask your module teacher for clarity as required. Assessment regulations and other supporting documentations can be found at:
Aims of Module:
1. Retrieve and critically review information, using a variety of sources and techniques
2. Communicate information in an effective manner
3. Manage own learning needs now and in the future
4. Utilise evidence for practice in their sphere of practice
5. Critically reflect on professional practice
On successful completion of this module student will be able to………
1. Select and critically analyse relevant evidence, data and information to inform professional practice
2. Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis and enquiry within a discipline to develop practice
3. Engage in the effective use of ICT to facilitate professional development and communication
4. Evaluate practice dilemmas and concepts and appropriately articulate information and ideas to varying audiences.
5. Critically reflect on personal learning style and select appropriate strategies to enhance individual learning in order to formulate an individual action plan
6. Develop self directed study skills in order to formulate strategies for lifelong learning and practice development
Principles of study skills
• Library interface
• Effective learning
• Information retrieval
• Interpreting tasks and setting boundaries
• Enquiry and analysis
• Developing and debating argument
• Use of literature, and other evidence
• Accurate referencing
• Introduction to models of reflection and their appropriateness in differing contexts
• Single Loop
• Double loop
• Multi-modal approaches
• Engaging the audience
• Assessing the impact