BMSK4001 Academic And Employability Skills

MODULE AIM

1. To provide students with the underlying study/research strategies and software skills to facilitate effective study in Higher Education.

2. To enable students to take responsibility for their own learning.

3. To enable students to gain confidence and competence as effective employees by developing a range of employability skills such as reflection, time management and presentation skills.

BMSK4001 Academic And Employability Skills

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon the successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:

1. Analyse published literature relating to a specific topic or subject area and produce a fully referenced, appropriately structured academic report.

2. Reflect on their learning using recognised models of reflection.

3. Research and present their findings in a variety of formats on a range of employability skills and collect and analyse feedback on their delivery.

This Module you have covered some grounds in terms of: academic writing, research methods, and learning about academic referencing techniques.

BMSK4001 Academic And Employability Skills

Task:

Produce a reflective paper of 2,000 words, explaining how the learning in the module has helped you develop both your academic and employability skills. Reflect also on any skills gaps and suggest ways you might improve on these gaps.

Knowledge And Understanding Of Subject

Your work must demonstrate the growing extent of your knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the subject area. Knowledge relates to the facts, information and skills you have acquired through your learning. You demonstrate your understanding by interpreting the meaning of the facts and information (knowledge). This means that you need to select and include in your work the concepts, techniques, models, theories, etc. appropriate to the task(s) set. You should be able to explain the theories, concepts, etc. meaningfully to show your understanding. Your mark/grade will also depend upon the extent to which you demonstrate your knowledge and understanding; ideally each should be complete and detailed, with comprehensive coverage.

Analysis

Your work must contain evidence of logical, analytical thinking, evaluation and synthesis. For example, to examine and break information down into parts, make inferences, compile, compare and contrast information. This means not just describing What! but also justifying: Why? How? When? Who? Where? At all times, you must provide justification for your arguments and judgements. Evidence that you have reflected upon the ideas of others within the subject area is crucial to you providing a reasoned and informed debate within your work. Furthermore, you should provide evidence that you are able to make sound judgements and convincing arguments using data and concepts. Sound, valid conclusions are necessary and must be derived from the content of your work. There should be no new information presented within your conclusion. Where relevant, alternative solutions and recommendations may be proposed.

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