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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: NURM019 Module Title: JOURNEY OF DEVELOPMENT
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: JOURNOFDEV
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: RHODES AK Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
This module will be assessed through the completion of a Personal Development Plan, exploring skills, qualities and attributes, culminating in a designed and planned ‘Journey of Development’.

Word Limit: 3,500 words − 100%
Module Overview
Module Aims

The aim of this module is to create a culture of development, whereby the individual can focus on and design their personal and professional journey of development, leading to deep learning and independence
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module the student is expected to be able to:

Subject Knowledge and Understanding
• extend the individual’s knowledge regarding the concept of development
• understand how this can drive the personal and professional journey of discovery

Cognitive Skills
• critically appraise the literature regarding development to give a deeper understanding of the concept
• utilise reflexivity to develop

Practical Skills
• be creative when designing learning opportunities for self and others
• work independently but also in collaboration to achieve personal and team goals
• develop a personal development plan that is meaningful, realistic and achievable, through self-assessment

Key/Transferable Skills
• utilise effective communication, to explore and reflect on personal strengths
• work collaboratively with colleagues to develop an inter-professional supportive
network of development

Module Content
The focus of the module is personal and professional development, with the exploration ranging from the philosophical nature of self, the concept of development, the nature of knowledge and the value of experience, leading on to self-assessment, reflexivity and deep learning.

Students will critically appraise the notion of working within a learning organisation and finally considering their journey of discovery and development.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Total: 150 hours - 30 hours taught
55 hours reflective enquiry
55 hours self-directed 

The delivery of this module will be through presentations, facilitated workshops, debates and review meetings to explore the journey of development.
Selected Texts/Journals
Essential Text:
Curran R (2007) Ed. Philosophy of Education: An Anthropology Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford
Hargreaves P & Jarvis P (2000) The Human Resource Development Handbook London, Kogan Page
Jarvis P (2005) Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning, Routledge Hampshire

Jarvis P & Parker S Eds (2005) Human Learning An Holistic Approach, Routledge & Palmer, London

Pritchard D (2006) What is this thing called Knowledge Routledge Oxford

Recommended Text:
Armstrong M (2001) A Handbook of Human Resource Practice 8th Ed. London, Kogan Page
Benner P (1984) From Novice to Expert California Addison-Wesley
Moon J A (2000) Reflection in Learning & Professional Development. London: Kogan Page
Rolfe G; Freshwater D; Jasper M (2001) Critical Reflection for Nursing and the helping Professions Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan
Shand J (2002) Philosophy and Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy Acumen Publishing Bucks

Background Reading:
Senge PM (1990) The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation New York, Doubleday
Sheal P (1999) The Staff Development Handbook 2nd edn London, Kogan Page

Possible Journal Titles:
Teaching in Higher Education
Active Learning in Higher Education
Journal of Vocational Education & Training
Studies in Higher Education
British Journal of Nursing
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal of Community Nursing
Nurse Education Today
Nursing Times
Quality in Higher Education
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Journal of Further & Higher Education
British Journal of Educational Technology

Useful web-sites: Higher Education Academy Learning and Teaching Skills Network The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Contact, Help, Advice and Information Networks Nursing and Midwifery Council Health Professions Council
CeTL Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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