SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1N223769
Module Leader Caroline Tuff
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • B (January start)-C (May start)
  • C (May start)-A (September start)
  • S-C (May start)-A (September start)
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Summary of Content

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The following key areas will be considered: Reflective practice Research Literature review Effective presentation Critical analysis Project Management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the subject/discipline in general2. Develop an appropriate Project Proposal setting out how they will undertake the project3. Identify, analyse and select a range of appropriate resources to support their work based project4. Construct and present a work based project on an issue relevant to their organization

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Work Based Education aims to maximise the face to face contact time with students by practicing teaching and learning strategies that use real world and real work scenarios and encourage action learning, enquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. Approaches which all aim to directly involve the students in the process of learning and to encourage sharing of learning between students. The module team members are essentially facilitators but will also determine the level and accuracy of knowledge acquisition at key points in the delivery. Inputting when necessary either directly or with the support of external experts who will add to the authenticity, the credibility and application of the education and learning to the workplace.

Indicative Reading

Bell, J. (2014) Doing your Research Project [6 th edition] Buckingham: Open University Press Denscombe, M. (2010) The Good Research Guide [4 th edition] Buckingham: Open University Press Cough, P. and Nutbrown, C. (2012) A Student's Guide to Methodology, [3rd edition], Sage Publications Ltd Rugg, G. & Petre, M. (2007) A Gentle Guide to Research Methods, Maidenhead: Open University Press. Thomas, G. (2013) How to do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences [2 nd edition], Sage Publications Ltd Whetten, D. A. & Cameron, K. S. (2014) Developing Management Skills: Part 3: Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively, [8 th edition] Prentice Hall, New Jersey Wilson, J. (2014) Essentials of Business Research: A Guide to Doing Your Research Project [2 nd edition] London: Sage Publications

Transferrable Skills

The key transferable skills developed in this module are oral and written communication, use of information technology, and evaluate and creative problem solving skills. Information technology skills will be developed through Internet searches and online communication. Analytical, evaluative and creative problem solving will be developed throughout the module experience but especially through case studies, seminar debates.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (PT) 150.00
Assessment (PT) 50.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% The assessments are work based and negotiated between Glasgow Caledonian University and industry expert.4000 words