Developing Essential Academic SkillsCoventry University
£ 780 - (876 €)
- Vocational qualification
Cosa impari in questo corso?
Skills and Training
Skills and Training
This module aims to help students to develop the essential skills that they need in order to achieve a high level of independence and success in Higher Education. Through this module, students should learn how to become self-directed and reflective. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their academic writing and develop their critical and analytical skills. Furthermore, there is a range of transferable skills that students can acquire throughout the module. Thus, this module can enable students to not only improve their academic skills, but to also successfully progress within the field of employment that they have chosen.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This module serves as a bridge between existing levels of skill and experience in dealing with the demands of academic study and the level that is required to give students confidence to proceed on degree level studies.
Since it focuses on the processes of learning it allows students to learn how to study before they are faced with the challenges of studying new topics or subject areas.
- Academic credit for a named award.
- Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
- Access to experts.
- Opportunity to build to a full degree.
- Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
- Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.
You will become familiar with the academic conventions of writing and presentation and learn how to demonstrate critical and analytical skills. Students will learn to feel comfortable with some uses of basic Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for communication, written and graphical presentation and information retrieval.
On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
- Use appropriate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for communication, written and graphical presentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to use methods of obtaining appropriate information resources.
- Identify effective ways of learning and develop a personal development plan.
- Demonstrate skills of critical reflection, which is one of the key characteristics of professional practice.
- Demonstrate high level academic writing skills.
Autumn or Summer terms: Tuesdays.
Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).
We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
- Coursework 1: 1500 word essay (50% of the module).
- Coursework 2: 1500 word reflective write-up (50% of the module).
Teaching contact is made up of classroom time, working on set guidelines individually or with others and online support. Each of these is seen as important complementary approaches. The classroom based contact hours amount to approximately 30."