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Workbased project Level 7

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Code

PGRA710/15/20

Start

09/09/2022

Duration

15 Weeks

Attendance

20/15/10

Fees

£1,000/£750/£500

Course leader

Judy Moore

Overview

This module has been designed to enable students to undertake a small work-based project to investigate and reflect upon an aspect of their professional practice. Working independently with the support of a personal teacher and their manager, students will identify a topic that is relevant to their current area of practice.  They will undertake a project to enable them to develop their own knowledge and skills related to that topic and critically review how this learning can be applied to their own practice, or to improve service delivery.  

 

As this module is designed to be undertaken independently, the student will negotiate the focus of the project, their learning journey and choice of assessment method with the module lead.  

Course content

Module aims:

To enable the student to investigate a topic relevant to their area of service delivery in order to develop their knowledge and skills, and evaluate how this learning can be applied to improve their practice.

Module Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, the successful student will be able to:

Knowledge (understanding):
1. Critically evaluate their existing knowledge and skills to identify an aspect of practice about which to develop their learning through a work-based project.
2. Critically analyse the local, national and international context and evidence base relating to this project.
3. Apply a systematic approach to synthesise this learning, identifying how it may be or has been utilised to enhance their own professional practice or service provision.

Skills (competencies):

4. Demonstrate effective engagement with relevant stakeholders to evaluate personal knowledge and service delivery.
5. Utilise a broad range of evidence and learning opportunities to improve practice.

Syllabus:
• Identifying areas for personal or practice development
• Working with stakeholders to review personal or service
• Using the evidence base to develop knowledge
• Reflection on practice
• Drawing conclusions and making recommendations

Teaching

To complete the 20 credit module, students will undertake 200 hours of independent and facilitated learning over 15 weeks.
To complete the 15 credit module, students will undertake 150 hours of independent and facilitated learning over 15 weeks.
To complete the 10 credit module, students will undertake 100 hours of independent and facilitated learning over 15 weeks.

Our pedagogical approach, aligned to Universal Design for Learning (CAST 2018), is to offer a range of teaching and learning experience to enable deep learning and mastery of the subject. Using a blended learning multimedia approach, teaching content will be available using technology such as videos, narrated PowerPoints and podcasts through the Institute’s Learning Pod. Knowledge and understanding, as well as application to the student’s area of practice, will be developed through a range of teaching methods suited to the module content. If more than one student is undertaking this module, students will also be encouraged to utilise peer support through a module discussion forum.

Students will be supported by a personal teacher/module lead to plan and undertake their project. They will be entitled to individual tutorials with the module lead according to their agreed study plan.

For all students who are new to this level of study teaching will be provided to address the expectations of studying at Degree level. Optional study skills sessions will be available to students both online and through workshops within the Validated Programmes Study Skills programme.

Assessment methods:

Formative:

Students will negotiate with their work-based manager and personal teacher to complete a template to develop a project plan and select a relevant assessment method. This project plan will be formatively assessed by the module lead.

Summative Assessment (20 credit module)

Students will present a portfolio which will include:

A written assignment of 2,500 - 3,000 words in the form of an an essay, reflection or report which will either:
evaluate their initial skills and knowledge relating to their chosen topic; appraise the learning process: critically analyse their key learning during the project and application of that learning to their future practice,
or
evaluate current practice, and make recommendations for service development in the context of national and international best practice.

Supporting evidence such as:
A 15 minute presentation of their findings to colleagues and stakeholders
Reflections on practice or learning
Annotated supporting resources

The combined content of the portfolio should equate to 4,000 words of written assignment.

Summative Assessment (15 credit module)

Students will present a portfolio which will include:

A written assignment of 2,500 words in the form of an an essay, reflection or report which will either:
evaluate their initial skills and knowledge relating to their chosen topic; appraise the learning process: critically analyse their key learning during the project and application of that learning to their future practice,
or
evaluate current practice and make recommendations for service development in the context of national and international best practice.

Supporting evidence such as:
A 10 minute virtual presentation to share their findings with colleagues and stakeholders
Reflections on practice or learning
Annotated supporting resources

The combined content of the portfolio should equate to 3,000 words of written assignment.

These assessments will demonstrate the student’s achievement of all Learning Outcomes and contribute 100% of the total module mark.

Summative Assessment (10 credit module)

Students will choose between:

Option 1:
A written assignment of 2,000 words in the form of an an essay, reflection or report which will either:
evaluate their initial skills and knowledge relating to their chosen topic; appraise the learning process: critically analyse their key learning during the project and application of that learning to their future practice,
or
critically review current practice and making recommendations for service development in the context of national and international best practice.

Or

Option 2:
A 15 minute oral presentation during which students will present the findings of their project, critically evaluating current best practice, and making recommendations for service development in the context of national and international best practice.

This presentation will include provision of appropriate supporting documents such as the project plan, and an action plan for service development.

These assessments will demonstrate the student’s achievement of all Learning Outcomes and contribute 100% of the total module mark.

Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally hold a relevant first degree (2:2 or above). Consideration will be given to applicants who have extensive experience and can demonstrate that they have the equivalent 'graduate level' skills by virtue of this experience. These individuals will be able to seek alternative entry through the accreditation of prior learning process. International students must demonstrate competence in English language through IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Funding may be available for States of Guernsey employees. Please discuss with your manager

20 credit module £1,000

15 credit module £750

10 credit module £500

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