AE4018 - Succeeding in HE: Criticality in Reading, Writing and Argument (2020/21)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2020/21|
|Module title||Succeeding in HE: Criticality in Reading, Writing and Argument|
|Module level||Certificate (04)|
|Credit rating for module||30|
|School||School of Social Professions|
|Total study hours||300|
|Running in 2020/21||
This module aims to enable students to:
- Experience, and develop confidence with, a range of academic skills
- Recognise areas for development relating to their own learning
- Understand key concepts relating to education research
- Explore the use of research relating to education
- Engage with a range of academic literature
Some of the key areas include:
- An introduction to study at Higher Education
- A range of academic skills
- Strategies for engagement with critical reading
- Academic/personal development planning
- An introduction to education research
- Literature searches
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Theoretical input will be through seminars/workshops and online materials and exercises. Students will also benefit from a blended learning approach through the use of weblearn for supplementary materials, links to ebooks, online discussions and exercises such as reflective tasks.
Reflection and discussion are key to teaching for students and will be in the context of tutor-led sessions and exercises incorporated into web based materials. Teaching and learning strategies and methods also focus on workplace skills and professionalism.
At the end of the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a range of academic skills
2. Recognise areas for development relating to their own learning
3. Understanding of key concepts relating to education research
4. Explain the use of research relating to education
5. Engagement with a range of academic literature
Students will demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes through the submission of:
1. An annotated reading log [1000 – 1500 words]
2. A portfolio of tasks which are assigned throughout the module
[2500 – 3000 words]
Students will be provided with detailed guidance of format, length, and requirements.
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