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Module Title LC Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists A
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 08 37244
Module Lead
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Based in Dubai
Contact Hours Lecture-16 hours
Seminar-6 hours
Guided independent study-78 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description In conjunction with Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists B, this module aims to support first year students’ personal, professional and academic development.

The modules are run in conjunction with the personal tutorial system and activities. As such, throughout Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists A &B, some dedicated peer-learning sets will be run with personal tutors. The module delivery includes a mix of learning activities within which students will be interacting with their peers, their personal tutors, other academic staff, the Careers Network and the Academic Skills Centre.

Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists A focuses on academic skills such as critical thinking, academic writing, writing a literature review, referencing, reflectivity, exam revision, etc. It will also focus on personal and professional skills such as becoming an independent learner, reflectivity in practice, interacting with others, and learning as part of a community of practice.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate engagement with own personal, academic and professional development activities and planning.
  • Apply reflective practice to their own personal, academic and professional development.
  • Define critical thinking and demonstrate basic practice of critique of the academic work of others and themselves.
  • Undertake independent academic study and writing to produce a basic literature review on an Economic issue.
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment
Reflective piece (20%) supported by step grading – 500 words
Literature review on a choice of Economic topic (80%) – 1,500 words plus Bibliography.

Written assignment – 2000 words
Reading List