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Module Study Guide – May 2021 1Module Study GuideAcademic Year 2021–2022Personalised LearningBA30030ELevel: 3Credits: 20Module Study Guide – May 2021 2Table of contentsKey team contact details ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 31 Module overview 4Introduction, aims and summary of content ……………………………………………………………………………. 4Learning outcomes to be assessed ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 4Indicative Contact Hours ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 52 Assessment and feedback 6Summative assessment grid …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6Assessment brief including criteria mapped to learning outcomes ……………………………………………… 63 Assessment Breakdown 8Assessment 1 Part A – Reflective Journal ………………………………………………………………………………. 8Assessment 1 Part B and C – Personalised Learning and Development Plan …………………………….. 84 Learning materials 125 Things you need to know 13Engagement ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13Need help, just ask ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13Getting support for your studies ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 14Student support …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14Module evaluation – have your say! …………………………………………………………………………………….. 14Module Study Guide – May 2021 3Key team contact details
Module Leader
Cilliers Diedericks
Email
[email protected]
Phone
020 8518 4994
Location
UKCBC Liverpool street Campus
Academic Support Manager
Sobhi D’ Cruz
Email
[email protected]
Phone
020 8518 4994
Location
UKCBC Liverpool street Campus
Director QAED & In charge for UWLpartnership provision
Naga Sai Dinavahi
Email
nagasa[email protected]
Phone
020 8518 4994
Location
UKCBC
The Course Leader overseeing this module is Mariet Geldenhuys and can be contacted at[email protected]Module Study Guide – May 2021 41 Module overview1.1. Introduction, aims and summary of contentWelcome to the Personalised Learning module. This foundation year module is to provide students withopportunities for academic and personal development, to prepare the student for undergraduate studiesand to ensure they develop the skills to be a reflective and successful learner.Students will have the opportunity to develop the core academic skills required for successful progressiononto Level 4 as well as skills in reflective thinking and writing and learning the importance of planning andgoal-setting for personal and academic development.The module consists of a series of three-hour lectures and workshops which will use creative and engagingmaterials for classroom and independent study and for formative and summative assessments. The materialcovered in this module will help to develop skills in reflective thinking and writing, library use, academicreading, note-taking, academic writing and speaking skills; there will also be an introduction to plagiarismand referencing. The module will additionally focus on the understanding of individual learning needs as wellas personal development planning and effective goal-setting.Throughout the module, students will have opportunities to obtain feedback on their development through inclass activities as well as formative assignments; these will provide assistance with the formal summativeassessment. Please note that this module will additionally support the other modules you do during thesemester.Teaching will be timetabled to support assessments with other modules being undertaken. As with any othermodule on a degree programme, the amount of benefit gained from the module is dependent on the amountof effort put in. This includes active participation in class discussions and group activities, contact with peers,contact sessions and regular visits to the Blackboard site for this module.Full attendance is expected on this module. Latecomers, with a good reason, will be admitted up toone hour after the start of the seminar. Students who need to miss a class must email their tutor priorto the class. Unauthorised use of mobile phones will not be permitted during seminars.This Study Guide provides important information about the structure, content, reading and assessment inthis module. Please read it carefully and refer back to it throughout the semester. We hope that you find thismodule not only beneficial but also enjoyable.Module Study Guide – May 2021 51.2. Learning outcomes to be assessedBy the end of the module students will be able:LO1 To take account of your strengths and weaknesses as a foundation level learner and address yourlearning needsLO2 To take appropriate action to become an effective learner, appropriate to foundation levelLO3 To implement a relevant study plan, agreed by your tutorLO4 To prepare a personalised learning plan for level 4ExpectationsSpecific expectations students can have of tutors:• Helpfulness• Professionalism• Timely responses to queries and timely marking• Knowledge of the subject area and how to apply knowledge to the business environment • Goodtimekeeping• Help with assessment preparation• To make learning enjoyable and relevantSpecific expectations tutors will have of students:• Full attendance at classes• If you cannot attend to let the tutor know in good time• Engagement in all course activities• 152 hours of independent study• Timely work submission• Professional behaviour in and out of class• Good communication with tutors/Course Leader should difficulties occur• Constructive feedback where possibleAs with other module on a degree programme, the amount of benefit that you will gain from the module isrelated to the amount of effort that you put in. This includes regular participation in seminars, contact withyour peers, active participation in class discussions, and regular visits to the Blackboard and Ulearn sites.1.3. Indicative Contact Hours
Teaching Contact Hours
48 hours
Independent Study Hours
152 hours
Total Learning Hours
200 hours
Module Study Guide – May 2021 62. Assessment and feedback2.1. Summative assessment grid
Type ofAssessment
Word Countorequivalent
Threshold(if ProfessionalBody-PSRBapplies)
Weighting
PassMark
IndicativeSubmissionweek
Method ofSubmission &Date ofFeedback(refer to BB)
Academic andPersonalDevelopmentPortfolio
N/A
N/A
100%
40
Week 14
Submitted onTurnitin,feedback with15 workingdaysof due date
Assessment(insert below typeof assessment asper the tableabove)
Teaching Weeks inwhich AssessmentSupport TakesPlace (enter eachweek no. in a newrow)
Outline of Type andForm ofAssessmentSupport to beProvided
StudentPreparation RequiredPrior to or After theSupport Session
How will theSupportSession to beDelivered
A1: Portfolio
Wk 2, 3
Importance ofreflective writingdiscussion andformative feedback
Prepare a written draftfor formative feedbackand discussion
Formative/writtenfeedback.
Wk 5
Discussion ofassessmentcriteria andonline/face-to-faceformative feedback
Design personaldevelopment plan draft.After the supportsession, modify PDPbased on formativefeedback
Review PDPdesign
2.2. Assessment brief including criteria mapped to learning outcomesThere is one summative assessment comprising three parts:• Part A – Reflective Journal (40%)• Part B – Personal Learning and Development Plan (30%)• Part C –Interview (30%)This assessment will take place over weeks 8, 11, 12, 13.Students will formatively submit the reflective journal in week 8 and the personal learning anddevelopment plan in week 11; there will be opportunities to obtain formative feedback on these. You willthen have an interview with your tutor in weeks 12/13 to which you will have to bring your reflective journalwith completed sections for each week and your completed personal learning and development plan. Youwill then submit both the reflective journal and the personal learning and development plan viaBlackboard at the end of week 14. The grade for this assessment will be based on fulfilling all three parts ofthe assessment. Formative assessment will take place in weeks 8 and 11 Summative assessment will takeplace in weeks 12/13 You must achieve a minimum mark of 40% to pass the module and achieve 20Module Study Guide – May 2021 7academic credits at Level 3. For guidance on online submission of assignments, including how to submitand how to access online feedback, please refer to the UWL Blackboard studenthelp pages at:http://www.uwl.ac.uk/blackboardhelp3. Assessment Breakdown3.1. Assessment 1 Part A – Reflective JournalStarting from week one, you will keep a weekly journal of what is discussed, what skills are learnt from eachsession and what you can do to further improve on and develop these skills. Students will be provided witha template, made available on Blackboard, on which to record journal entries. This journal will be submitted,via Blackboard, for formative feedback at the end of week eight. This feedback will provide you with theopportunity to improve your work before final submission in week 14.Weighting: 40%Learning Outcomes Assessed:• LO1 to take account of your strengths and weaknesses as a foundation level learner and address yourlearning needs• LO2 To take appropriate action to become an effective learner, appropriate to foundation levelDate/time/method of submission:Formative submission via Blackboard at the end of week 8. The exact date will be confirmed on Blackboard.Word count or equivalent: 1200 words (plus or minus 10%)Assessment criteria:
Assessment criteria
Appropriate introduction to text
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of topics covered
Assessment of own strengths/weaknesses and address learning needs
Ability to provide suggestions for self-improvement
Ability to organise and structure text
Ability to use style appropriate language
Ideas are appropriately concluded
3.2. Assessment 1 Part B and C – Personalised Learning and Development PlanThis assessment will take place in weeks 11, 12, and 13. Students will formatively submit, via Blackboard,a written Personal and Academic Development Plan in week 11 on which there will be an opportunity toobtain feedback. They will then have a recorded Interview with their tutor in weeks 12/13; this will be adiscussion of their academic and personal development. Students must bring their completed reflectivejournal and personal learning and development plan to this interview for discussion. The reflective journaland personal learning and development plan must be submitted, via Blackboard, at the end of week 14.Module Study Guide – May 2021 8Weighting: 60%Learning Outcomes assessed:• LO1 To take account of your strengths and weaknesses as a foundation level learner and addressyour learning needs• LO2 To take appropriate action to become an effective learner, appropriate to foundation level• LO3 To implement a relevant study plan, agreed by your tutor• LO4 To prepare a personalised learning plan for level 4Date/time/method of submission:Week 8/11 – Formative Personal Learning and Development Plan via Blackboard for feedbackWeeks 12/13 – Summative Interview with tutor in seminarsWeek 14 – Summative Reflective Journal and Personal Learning and Development Plan via BlackboardPart B – Personal Learning and Development PlanStudents will be required to write a personal learning and development plan; this plan is a process ofself-analysis, personal reflection and honest appraisal of your current strengths and areas that needto be improved and developed with time. This should enable you to evaluate the value of the skillsdeveloped throughout this module and others during the semester, and to focus on the developmentof skills required for level 4.A PDP has three stages:Stage 1 – Analysis. The first stage is designed to analyse your strengths and weaknesses and consideryour learning needs. You will be able to draw from the skills developed during your first semester atuniversity as well as activities that you are involved in outside of university. These should besupplemented by the perceived opportunities that will have been derived from your experience and anypossible threats to your continued successStage 2 – Setting Goals. This involves setting new and clearly definable goals for yourself that are realistic,achievable and measurable.Stage 3 – Personal Objectives. This involves setting out your personal objectives which could look aheadto the long term, and your objectives after completion of your university studies.A template to use for your plan will be uploaded to Blackboard. This will be made available as aword document. There also will be opportunities, in seminars, to discuss this in class and obtainfeedback from your tutor.Assessment criteria:
Assessment criteria
Use of SMART framework
Ability to clearly define goals
Able to show steps required to attain goals
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Setting deadlines for goals and prioritising
Evaluating own strengths/weaknesses
Awareness of learning needs
Long term personal development
Organisation/structure of PDP
Part C – Interview with TutorYou will need to bring your completed reflective journal and personal learning and development plan:you will also need to prepare a 3–5-minute presentation based on these to a pre-arranged interview(no slides are required). The tutor will listen to the presentation and ask questions about the reflectivejournal and plan. This interview will be recorded.There will be opportunities to discuss the interview process and obtain feedback in class.Assessment criteria:
Assessment criteria
Demonstrate an understanding of the value of learning and development planning
Oral communication in a formal context
Ability to organise ideas coherently when speaking
Understanding of the ideas discussed
Responding to questions
Introducing and concluding presentation
Long term personal development
The marking scheme for this is assignment will use the following criteria to determine grades:Marking scheme:
100–80 %
79-70%
69-60%
59-50%
49-40%
39-30%
29-0%
The workproduced isexceptionalin most/allaspects,substantiallyexceedingexpectationsfor this level.
The workproduced isof excellentquality,exceedingexpectationsfor this levelin manyaspects.
The workproducedmeets all ofthe intendedlearningoutcomesand exceedsthe thresholdexpectationsfor this levelin several ofthem.
The workproducedmeets all ofthe intendedlearningoutcomesand exceedsthe thresholdexpectationsfor this levelin some ofthem.
The workproducedmeets all ofthe intendedlearningoutcomes at,but rarelyexceedingthe thresholdexpectationsfor this level.
The workproducedfails to meetall of theintendedlearningoutcomesand ismarginallyinadequatefor this level.
The workproducedfails to meetall of theintendedlearningoutcomesand isinadequatefor this level.
Module Study Guide – May 2021 104. Learning materialsDetails of the planned weekly teaching activities will be posted on Blackboard and Ulearn in advance. Pleaseensure you check Blackboard and Ulearn on a regular basis.The reading list for this module is available on Blackboard in the module area or contact the Librarian: LucyBirchRemember to log into Blackboard and Ulearn daily to receive all the latest news and support availableat your module sites!Subject guides are also available to help you find relevant information for assignments, with contact detailsof the Academic Support Librarian for your School.Essential ReadingWeerawardene, D & Byrne, P (2021) Academic development and Employability. Hampshire: Pearson.Recommended ReadingAish, F., Tomlinson, J. (2013). Lectures: Learn listening and note-taking skills 1st Ed. London: CollinsEAPByrne, P (2021) Business Skills for the 21st Century. UK Pearson.Cameron, S. (2016) The Business Students Handbook 6th Ed; PearsonCottrell, S. (2013) The Study Skills Handbook. 4th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Dowson, P.(2015) Personal & Professional Development for Business Students 1st Ed; SageGallagher, K. (2012) Skills Development for Business and Management Students. 2nd ed. Oxford:OUPLumley, M., Wilkinson, J. (2013) Developing Employability for Business. Oxford: OUPMcMillan, K. and Weyers, J. (2011) How to write Essays and Assignments 2nd Ed; PearsonMcMillan, K. and Weyers, J. (2013) How to Cite, Reference & avoid plagiarism at University, 1st Ed;PearsonMcMillan, K. and Weyers, J. (2014) How to write for University: Academic Writing for Success 1stEd Pearson5. Things you need to know5.1. EngagementTeaching during the academic year 2021-22 will be conducted using the UWL Flex model and Ulearn andmay involve a range of on site and online teaching and learning activities. Whether you are engaging withteaching and learning activities on site or via Ulearn, we expect the same level of commitment andengagement from you. If you are unable to attend scheduled on site or online activities or completeactivities in the time frames set out, you should let your tutors know. You should aim to stick to assessmentdeadlines; if you are concerned that you will not be able to complete your assessments on time, you shouldtalk to your tutors. Your engagement, whether online or on site, will be tracked and if we see that you arenot engaging, we will get in contact with you. However, we encourage you to let us know if you are havingproblems so we can work with you to find solutions and get you back on track as soon as possible. Giveyourself the best possible chance to succeed by engaging with the full range of learning and teachingactivities available to you.All students should refer to the Attendance and Engagement Monitoring Policy particularly if your course isaccredited by a professional body, or if you are an International student on a Tier-4 visa, or a student onan Apprenticeship course which have additional requirements.Module Study Guide – May 2021 115.2. Need help, just askThe University recognises that there are times when you may encounter difficulties during your course ofstudy and provisions are made to help you. If you think you will be unable to meet deadlines please talk tous, whether it’s your course/module leader, personal tutor or any member of staff, so they can get you thesupport you need to succeed. You can extend your deadline if you have a good reason why you are notable to submit a piece of coursework on time, apply online for an extension before your deadline. If anextension is not sufficient and circumstances beyond your control are preventing you from completing yourassessment, then you can, apply online for mitigation.Please remember late submission without extension or mitigation may result in penalties depending onhow late it is, see University Academic Regulations.You are encouraged to seek advice from the SPS team to support you with all aspects of your academicexperience by providing advice and guidance to ensure you are fully informed of the academic regulationsset out by the University as well as being an advocate for student views.You are expected to behave in line with UWL and UKCBC expectations, irrespective of whether yourinteractions with staff and other students are in person or online. As you will be engaging with others onlineand with a range of online materials, it is important to consider how to stay safe online and ensure yourcommunications are secure and appropriate. If you have any questions about how to manage your onlineUWL/UKCBC activities, please contact your module leader.If you have an issue about the module, you should speak to your Module Leader or Course Leaderinformally in the first instance. Your Course Representative can also raise your concerns at CourseCommittees, which take place each semester. If you are unable to resolve it informally, you should refer tothe Complaints Procedure and consult the Students’ Union about it. The University aims to ensure thatissues are resolved informally as quickly as possible to have minimum impact on your studies.5.3. Getting support for your studiesThroughout your course of study, you will have access to a wide variety of sources of support dependingon your individual circumstances and needs. Your first point of call for getting general academic support isyour Personal Tutor. As well as approaching your Module Leader with any questions specifically related toyour module and your Course Leader with questions on your Course, do contact your Personal Tutor orApprenticeship Support Link Tutor for academic advice in relation to your studies and your academicdevelopment.Apart from the University-wide support framework, which encompasses the Module Leaders, CourseLeader, the Subject Librarian, and your Course Administrator, you will also have at your disposal the SPSTeam. The SPS Team offers One-to-One Academic Support opportunities helping you to develop skillsrelevant to your degree. Academic Skills Workshops throughout the year include the following:• Essay Planning and Writing• Critical Thinking• Reflective Writing• Group Work and Presentation Skills.5.4. Module evaluation – have your say!Towards the end of the module, you will be invited to provide some anonymous feedback to the ModuleLeader through an online survey. This is your opportunity to give some direct feedback about the modulethrough a series of questions and free text. Your constructive feedback will help the Module Leader andteaching team to understand the module experience from your perspective and helps inform thedevelopment of the module. At the end of the survey period, a response to the survey will be available sothat you can see exactly how your voice has been heard.Module Study Guide – May 2021 12

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