SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N223778
Module Leader Marty Wright
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)

Summary of Content

On completion of this project students should be able to demonstrate skills for the gathering, evaluation, analysis and presentation of information, ideas, concepts and quantitative and/or qualitative data, drawing on a wide range of current sources. Where appropriate this will include the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT). The areas students decide to cover will be negotiated with their tutor(s).


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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the scope and main areas of the subject/discipline2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a few core theories, principles and concepts3. Generate an appropriate Project Proposal setting out the aims, objectives, scope and methods within stipulated timescales.4. Complete a project report based on module materials and wider reading, setting out its key ideas, findings and proposing recommendations.

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
Assessment (PT) 35.00
Independent Learning (PT) 145.00
Tutorials (PT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

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