module specification

FA7041 - Tutorial Mentoring for Professional Practice (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18
Module title Tutorial Mentoring for Professional Practice
Module level Masters (07)
Credit rating for module 20
School The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design (The Cass)
Total study hours 200
164 hours Guided independent study
36 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 40%   Professional Portfolio
Oral Examination 60%   Oral Presentation
Running in 2017/18
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Autumn semester City Thursday Morning

Module summary

This module operates as preparation for JC72W2 Professional Practice module. The module is comprised of a series of tutorials with a designated workplace mentor; the purpose of which is to consolidate knowledge and develop professional insight and identify through dialogue, appropriate tasks, roles and objectives within the context of the subsequent module.

Students will also be expected to work with peers, in setting and achieving shared objectives. This module forms the basis of engagement, progress and potential for the workplace mentor to make a pass or fail evaluation of student performance.

Module aims

This module aims are to:

  • Provide structured support and guidance in identifying appropriate tasks, roles and objectives within the context of the subsequent Professional Practice module 
  • Evaluate readiness to proceed to the Professional Practice module, gauged by maturity and professionalism of attitude and approach
  • Encourage students to plan their designated work placement by setting appropriate objectives


As individually determined

Learning and teaching

Tutorials with mentor and group discussions. Project planning, presentations to peers and mentor.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

  1. Illustrate relevance of accumulated learning and disposition towards curatorial practice;
  2. Demonstrate independence and ethical responsibility and a readiness to engage in work placement observations and practice;
  3. Evidence an enhanced ability to set objectives within given work placement parameters;
  4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the work placement context.

Assessment strategy

Students will be assessed through a Professional Portfolio and Oral Presentation
NOTE: The mentor's evaluation will determine whether or not the student may proceed to the Professional Practice module.

Work will be assessed against the learning outcomes in relation to the following criteria:

  • Appropriate use of research methods
  • Subject knowledge and relevance
  • Quality of communication and presentation
  • Appropriate technical competence
  • Appropriate use of problem solving, testing and experimentation
  • Management of own learning and personal professional development.


As individually determined