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ECM2430 - Reflective Practice 2 (2019)

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MODULE TITLEReflective Practice 2 CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODEECM2430 MODULE CONVENER Huw Evans (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 12 11 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 15
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

***DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP STUDENTS ONLY***

This module represents the work that you do for your employer. It provides a further opportunity for you to apply what you have learned during the apprenticeship in your day-to-day work and to enhance your workplace skills and behaviours. The aim is to further the integration and internalisation of skills and knowledge. You will enhance your skill as a reflective practitioner, continuing with the process of consciously reflecting on your own practice and making changes to improve the quality and effectiveness of your work.

 

Your employer will contribute to the assessment of your performance in this module. Any issues with confidentiality and/or security will be addressed between the university, your employer and you, allowing for projects of business value to be undertaken using real data where possible. Throughout this module you will be in regular contact with your academic mentor.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module involves project work, completed as part of your normal day-to-day work, in which you apply the skills and knowledge that you have acquired during the course.

 

The aim of this module is to ensure that you maintain a cycle of learning, practice and reflection as an integral part of your professional life, and to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate an improving standard in the practice of your occupational specialism.

 

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1. Fluent in written communications and able to articulate complex issues.

2. Makes concise, engaging and well-structured verbal presentations, arguments and explanations.

3. Able to deal with different, competing interests within and outside the organisation with excellent negotiation skills.

4. Able to identify the preferences, motivations, strengths and limitations of other people and apply these insights to work more effectively with and to motivate others.

5. Competent in active listening and in leading, influencing and persuading others.

6. Able to give and receive feedback constructively and incorporate it into his/her own development and life-long learning.

7. Applies analytical and critical thinking skills to Technology Solutions development and to systematically analyse and apply structured problem solving techniques to complex systems and situations.

8. Able to put forward, demonstrate value and gain commitment to a moderately complex technology-oriented solution, demonstrating understanding of business need, using open questions and summarising skills and basic negotiating skills.

9 Able to conduct effective research, using literature and other media, into IT and business related topics.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

10. Have demonstrated that they have mastered basic business disciplines, ethics and courtesies, demonstrating timeliness and focus when faced with distractions and the ability to complete tasks to a deadline with high quality.

11. Flexible attitude.

12. Ability to perform under pressure.

13. Thorough approach to work.

14. Logical thinking and creative approach to problem solving.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

15. Communicate orally and in writing

16. Solve problems creatively

17. Think analytically and critically

18. Organise your own work

19. Work to a deadline

20. Collaborate and negotiate

21. Make decisions

22. Conduct independent research

Further learning outcomes for the module may be agreed in advance between you, your employer and your academic mentor. The learning outcomes to be achieved will depend on the employer’s needs and your role, but will be broadly in line with the outcomes documented in the apprenticeship standard for your occupational specialism.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Reflective practice (work-based learning)

•          Revision: reflective practice and being a reflective practitioner

•          Completing the reflective practice cycle

•          Reflection-on-action vs Reflection-in-action

•          Stimulus questions

•          Year 2 practice

           o          Key milestones and assessment

           o          Planning your work and learning

           o          Keeping a reflective journal

           o          Dealing with problems

           o          Writing up your work

           o          Presenting your results

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 3.00 Guided Independent Study 297.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Preparatory workshop
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 1 Presentation
Guided independent study 297 Work-based project work

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Digital portfolio

You will accumulate work outputs as evidence against the apprenticeship standard.  These may include documents, applications (if any) and other artefacts.  You will also add weekly journal entries of your work based activities, projects, and incidents of note.

All Oral
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 75 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 25
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Presentation and Oral exam 25 20 minutes 2-22 Written comments
Report 50 5000 words 1, 3-22 Written comments
Employer assessment 25 9 months 1-22 Written comments
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Presentation and oral exam (25%) Presentation and oral exam 2-22 Completed over summer with a deadline in August
Report (50%) Report 1, 3-22 Completed over summer with a deadline in August
Employer assessment (25%) Employer assessment 1-22 Completed over summer with a deadline in August

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be deferred in the assessment. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you may be required to sit a referral. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of referral will be capped at 40%.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Schon, D. A. The Reflective Practitioner : How Professionals Think in Action 1st Ashgate Publishing Group 1995 9781857423198 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 18 September 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Reflective practice