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Level 5 Reflecting on Life in Practice

Level 5 Reflecting on Life in Practice

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Level 5 Reflecting on Life in Practice
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September 2012 1
University Standard Module Template
This statement and the guidance given below in italic type should be removed before the template is issued to students
Faculty:
Education, Law & Social Sciences (ELSS)
 School/Department:
School of Life
Module Title:
Reflecting on Life in Practice
Programme(s) on which the module is delivered:
BA (Hons) Life in Practice
Programme aims addressed through this module:
This module contributes to the following programme aims: Facilitate the discovery of a range and depth of theoretical and practical knowledge pertinent to understanding self and the wider world. Foster confidence and self-belief in order to empower learners to find solutions to life challenges. To provide practical experiences and develop reflective learners who are able to communicate effectively and contribute in a diverse team setting. To provide an opportunity for learners to experiment with critical decision making skills, open-mindedness and creativity.
Indicative content
Building upon the work completed in LIP4001 Developing Life in Practice, this module provides students with the opportunity to apply on-going core knowledge development into real life situations in a safe and supported way. The following topics will be covered during this module:
 Practical work based placement
 Reflecting on codes of professional practice across the 3 sectors; Public, Private and Voluntary
 Critical evaluation of placement performance in relation to industry standards
 Critical analysis of placement and internship activity, identifying problems and solutions in practice
 Communication of professionalism in practice
 –
 demonstration of professional development
 Building on-going relationships through placement and internships
 Mentoring and managing others
 Creating online tools through which to evidence your professional development for communication with different audiences
 Planning, organisation and implementation of an industry-specific networking event
 
 
September 2012 2
Predominant delivery method:
Please tick as appropriate
Study mode(s):
Please tick as appropriate
 
Campus-based Full time Distance-based self study Part time Workplace-based Offered in both modes
 Campus-based but with a placement component
 
Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Evaluate the core skills, knowledge and competences required by your placement area and reflect upon how you have developed these in practice. 2. Reflect upon your learning experience and identify areas for development and personal strengths which will form the basis of a clear action plan for year three. 3. Work as part of a team to create and deliver a networking event which advances the personal and professional development of yourself and others 4. Demonstrate in practice acquired skills and attitudes to the required level of performance.
Learning and Teaching methods
 You will be immersed in practice theory in order to develop confidence and self-awareness within a safe and structured safe environment.
 Placements can be field specific, for those of you who know which area you wish to focus on, or they can be in a variety of different areas providing exposure to a variety of learning opportunities to support your personal development.
 Third year students will mentor you throughout the module and offer support and advice in relation to preparing for professional communication and evidencing your professional development. In addition they will offer ideas for the creation of
appropriate tools through which to “demonstrate your professional development
for d
ifferent audiences”
.
 You will meet with a variety of alumni at the beginning of the module. They will introduce you to their work area and discuss their approach to their own professional development.
 Clear contact points will be identified and spaced out throughout the year, with supervision support in practice provided by your personal tutor and year 3 mentor.
 You will have regular tutorials throughout the module. These will be with the module team or field tutor and your own personal tutor. These tutorials will be delivered either face to face or in the online learning environment.
 Moodle activities will provide you with learning activities, forums and directed study.
 You will have face to face or online lectures which will explore key concepts that underpin the module.
 You will attend workshops where you will discuss and share your placement experiences and explore how the concepts you are discovering in your level 5 modules are being applied in practice.
 
 
September 2012 3
 You will work with your peers in workshops to plan, organise and deliver an industry-specific networking event.
 You will have directed study and activities which are supported by a work-based online Life in Practice journal which will be completed online.
 Action Learning Sets will provide you with structured activities, peer support and feedback.
Breakdown of study time:
The Key Information Set (KIS) requires you to publish broad information in relation to how students will spend their time when studying a course. In relation
to this module 
 please indicate the proportion of time (as a percentage of total study time) that students will spend in:
‘Scheduled learning and teaching activities’
 20%
‘Guided independent learning’
 40%
‘Placement/study abroad’
 40%
N.B. The three figures should add up to exactly 100(%)
 Assessment and Feedback: Summative assessment: Assignment 1 (50% of the module mark): Part 1
 A reflective online journal which forms the basis of a written Professional Development Portfolio (2,000 words). This will reflect on your most recent placement experience, analyse it in terms of your progress from your Level 4 placement and outline a plan of action for your future using the Assignment 2 network event as a starting point. (Your submission must include documentation completed and signed by your placement provider as evidence of the completion of 2 x days of placement across 12 weeks) (Learning Outcome 1 & 2)
Part 2
 Confirmation of Satisfactory Placement Completion (Pass/Fail) Completion of placement documentation. To be submitted as a part of the Professional Development Portfolio (Learning Outcome 4)
Assignment 2 (50% of the module mark):
Participate in a collaborative industry-specific networking event. This will be organised by you and your fellow year 2 students. Each of you presents your own work and takes a shared responsibility for planning, organisation and promotion of the event. You will be assessed on your individual presentation on the day of the event and through a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your contribution to the event organisation. (Learning Outcome 3)
Broad assessment type:
The Key Information Set (KIS) requires you to publish broad information in relation to assessment. Please indicate which of the categories below the summative assessment regime described above would fit into:
 
‘Written exams’:
 
‘Practical exams’:
 
‘Coursework’:
 20% 80%

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