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Module Title LC Academic Skills A
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 33953
Module Lead Rob Fleming
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-50 hours
External Visits-25 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-10 hours
Tutorial-5 hours
Lecture-10 hours
Total: 100 hours
Exclusions
Description This module focuses on the development of academic and professional skills. The academic skills element focuses on the use of academic and practitioner literature to underpin study. Students will be required to identify plagiarism and be aware of its implications. They will learn to use academic referencing systems accurately and they will produce an academic poster.

The professional skills element will concentrate on developing group working and presentation skills. The module mixes class based teaching with practical activities. A residential visit provides a focus for the team working skills that form an important part of the module. Presentation classes will highlight the presentation skills that will help to improve employability. The module will develop discussion around ethics and critical thinking in the second semester which will build on the foundation work covered in the first term This module will be run in synergy with the personal tutorial system and activities. The module delivery includes a mix of learning activities within which students will be interacting with their peers, their personal tutors, other academic staff, Ph.D. students, Alumni, the Career Network and the Academic Skills Centre. The content of focuses more particularly on:
  • Research skills such as how to conduct research using secondary data and documents and how to carry out a case study analysis, etc;
  • Personal skills such becoming a responsible individual within organisation looking at resilience, diversity and volunteering.
Professional skills such as career development, developing IT skills, CV writing, reflectivity in practice, networking and personal branding.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate engagement with own personal, academic and professional development activities;
  • Work effectively as part of a team;
  • Show awareness of ethics in their academic study.
Assessment 33953-01 : 1,000 word Essay : Coursework (60%)
33953-02 : Group Presentation : Group Assessment - Practical (20%)
33953-03 : 750 word Reflective Report : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Reflect on residential visit to Coniston (60%) – 750 words (Alternative essay for students not attending Coniston, 1000 words (60%));
Small group presentation (20%);
Reflective writing (20%) - Reflective piece 1 – PebblePad tutorial record 1 as a base for discussion at the 1st learning set (supported by step grading ), 250 words.

Reassessment:
2000 word reflective essay (100%)
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