SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3N223795
Module Leader Marty Wright
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Individuals who assume a people management and / or supervisory role and who have the professional qualifications and experience commensurate with those they manage and supervise

Summary of Content

This module offers experienced professionals the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competence required to facilitate teaching and learning in the work place, including the development of professional relationships particularly in relation to accountability & assessment in practice.


-284 Learning Theories and styles of learning and their application to practice. Creating, managing and evaluating a positive learning environment Reflective process and reflective models Action planning Professional Relationships: The role of the mentor, coach or buddy in the workplace Personal development Effective working relationships Providing constructive feedback Supporting students in practice Assessment: Principles and methods of assessment in practice Accountability and responsibility Validity and reliability in the assessment process Record keeping in assessment Equality and diversity Managing challenges in assessment

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:1. Critically appraise how professional relationships inform and underpin effective mentoring.2. Apply the principles and stages of the assessment process to the effective assessment of learners in practice.3. Evaluate the significance of constructive feedback to facilitate the enhancement of learner performance.4. Understand the management of the assessment process in challenging situations.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students will be expected to draw on academic theories and techniques in order to frame, analyse and solve actual work-based problems. To this end learning will involve not only formal but informal learning strategies and assessment. This module particularly emphasises the integration of learning and work e.g. the student's assessment may involve them in conducting actual work based analysis and decision making within a work context. The module utilises an interactive lecture programme where students are encouraged to participate and contribute. Students are required to undertake a programme of specified reading for independent learning, and reflect upon managerial practices within the workplace. The teaching and skills development programme will be supported via GCU Learn, which will also enhance the students' ability to utilise e-communication.

Indicative Reading

Carter, E. and McMahon, F 2005 Improving employee performance through workplace coaching: a practical guide to performance management. Kogan Page Megginson, D. (Ed) 2006 Mentoring in Action: a practical guide for managers 2 nd edn. Kogan Page Phelps, M. 2010 Real time Teaching and Learning. Vol 46 issue 3 pp132-134 Zachery, L. 2010 informal Mentoring. Leadership Excellence. Vol 27 Issue 2, P1

Transferrable Skills

Self-management: self-motivation, time management and critical self-reflection and evaluation of personal performance. Interpersonal Skills: an ability to work collaboratively and constructively with others on a complex group assignment. Communication skills, negotiation skills and presentation skills when participating in the group work and group presentation Peer assessment: skills in giving and receiving constructive feedback. Research skills: data gathering using secondary methods, and data analysis. C & IT skills: engaging in a virtual learning environment; using MS Powerpoint and MS Word packages for presentations and report writing; accessing and using industry databases such as FAME, MINTEL, KEYNOTE. Using Refworks software to develop referencing skills, and Turnitin software to improve writing style.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (PT) 3.00
Independent Learning (FT) 145.00
Seminars (PT) 12.00
Assessment (PT) 40.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 1.00 100.00 40% 4000 word essay- The assessments are work based and negotiated between the student and tutors from GCU