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ECM2432 - Reflective Practice 3 (2019)

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MODULE TITLEReflective Practice 3 CREDIT VALUE45
MODULE CODEECM2432 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 an opportunity for you to develop mastery by continuing to build on your prior learning and experience and to apply what you have learned during the apprenticeship in your day-to-day work. You will continue to hone your workplace skills and behaviours. The aim is to further the process of integration and internalisation of skills and knowledge which began in years 1 and 2 of the course. As a reflective practitioner, you will demonstrate a self-sustaining personal improvement cycle in which you regularly and routinely reflect on your own practice and adapt the way you work to improve your own effectiveness as an IT professional.

 

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 aims of this module are to ensure that you maintain an optimal and self-sustaining cycle of learning, practice and reflection as an integral part of your professional life, and to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate a high 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. Make concise, engaging and well-structured verbal presentations, arguments and explanations.

3. Deal with different, competing interests within and outside the organisation with excellent negotiation skills.

4. 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. Give and receive feedback constructively and incorporate it into his/her own development and life-long learning.

7. Apply 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. 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. Conduct effective research, using literature and other media, into IT and business related topics.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

10. Demonstrate 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. Organise your own work

18. Work to a deadline

19. Collaborate and negotiate

20. Make decisions

21. 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

•          Critical reflection; critical incident analysis

•          Year 3 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 produced during the apprenticeship, including assignment submissions and samples of other outputs. These may include documents, applications (if any) and other artefacts. The digital portfolio will be provided as an electronic folder.

All Oral
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 80 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 20
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Reflective practice journal 15 3,000 words 1, 3-21 Written comments
Presentation and oral exam 20 25 minutes 2-21 Written comments
Report 45 9,000 words 1, 3-21 Written comments
Employer assessment 20 9 Months 1-21 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
Reflective practice journal (15%) Reflective practice journal 1, 3-21 Completed over summer with a deadline in August
Presentation and oral exam (20%) Presentation and oral exam 2-21 Completed over summer with a deadline in August
Report (45%) Report 1, 3-21 Completed over summer with a deadline in August
Employer assessment (20%) Employer assessment 1-21 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 45 ECTS VALUE 7.5
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