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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Politics Short Name: POLPP11
Level: P Module Co-ordinator: GRZELCZYK V Dr (Politics)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
2 meetings, each c.2 hours.
Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
Small Group Presentations
Module Overview
Module Aims
This module aims to:
  • Prepare students for their professional placement experience.
  • Provide students with an opportunity to discuss their professional placement, once ended.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Engage fully with their professional placement, thorough an understanding of the Department’s placement system and of the requirements of entering a work environment.
  • Communicate their understanding and attitudes towards their academic placement.
  • Evaluate the placement experience in terms of personal growth and development.

Cognitive Skills
Construct reasoned argument, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement.
Reflect on their own learning and seek and make use of constructive feedback.

Transferable Skills
Communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing.
Operate effectively and efficiently in a new working environment.
Keep accurate records of new skills and knowledge.

Module Content
Students will attend two sessions, one before their professional placement and one after.
In the first meeting, students will be instructed on the Department’s system of professional placements and the expectations that are made of them during their time in placement. They will have to demonstrate their understanding through small group work on the relevant forms, contained in the Department’s document “Modular Scheme of Professional Training: Work Placements & Study Placements”.
In the second meeting, students will once again be asked to reflect on their experience, and work in small groups to produce brief summaries of the main elements that they feel they have learnt.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
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