UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH MODULE RECORD

MODULE CODE: FDAP106

CREDITS: 20

LEVEL: 1

MODULE TITLE: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PRE-REQUISITE(S): None

CO-REQUISITE(S): None

COMPENSATABLE WITHIN THIS PROGRAMME:     Yes

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR

This module will incorporate Personal Development Planning to enable students to identify, engage with, and reflect upon the personal and professional skills and competences required for entry to and progression in archaeological practice. A Professional Portfolio will be prepared from work in other modules to submit for the Qualification in Archaeological Practice (QAP Level 3).

 

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT: (C1) COURSEWORK  100%         

 

Give Subject Assessment Panel Group to which module should be linked

Minimum pass mark for professional body accreditation

MODULE AIMS:

The aim of this module is to encourage students to develop personal and professional skills directly relevant to successful academic and professional career development. The module will also aim to instil an ethos of continuous professional development and lifelong learning as an essential and pivotal part of professional life.

 

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify the transferable skills and attributes required for academic and professional development.
  2. Conduct an analysis of personal and professional skills and attributes.
  3. Demonstrate development of the identified academic and professional skills and attributes required for Level 3 of the Qualification in Archaeological Practice (QAP).
  4. Produce a Personal Development Plan which incorporates evidence of skills development and reflection on future career planning

 

INDICATIVE SYLLABUS CONTENT:

    • Academic skills, research and referencing, information sources and retrieval, academic communication skills
    • Professional skills, sector specific skills and attributes, ICT and technical skills
    • Reflexive practices, gap analysis, 180 appraisal, Johari windows
    • Career Planning
    • Personal Development Planning

 

APPROVAL:   DATE OF APPROVAL: April 2006

                           DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: Sept 2006

                           DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: 23/05/07

FACULTY:

University of Plymouth Colleges

SCHOOL:

PARTNER INSTITUTION:

City College Plymouth

 

  MODULE LEADER: Win Scutt

Term All Year

       

 

 

 

 Assessment Criteria (Threshold Level) :

The student will demonstrate

 

  1. Show evidence of having identified transferable skills and attributes required for your academic and professional development.
  2. Produce an analysis of personal and professional skills and attributes relating to your chosen career
  3. Show you have developed and identified a range of academic and professional skills and attributes
  4. development of the identified academic and professional skills and attributes required for Level 3 of the Qualification in Archaeological Practice (QAP).
  5. Provide evidence of having developed skills by reflecting on future career planning

 

 

Assessment Mode:

100% Coursework

 

 

Schedule of Teaching and Learning:

The module will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars and individual tutorial and guest speakers where appropriate. A comprehensive package of support and learning resources will be available to students via the VLE.

  

 

Recommended Texts and Sources

Armstrong, M. (2005) Managing for Results.  2nd ed. Wimbledon: CIPD

Cottrell, S. (2003) Skills for Success: the personal development planning handbook London: Palgrave

Cottrell, S. (2005) Critical Thinking Skills. Developing effective analysis and argument London: Palgrave

McGilli, I. & Brockbank, A. (1998) Facilitating Reflective Learning in Higher Education, Open University Press

Moon, J.A. (2004) A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning, London: Routledge

Schon, D (1995) The Reflective Practitioner. Chichester: Jossey Bass

Wallace, Harold R (2006)  Personal Development for Life and Work, 9th edn, London : Thomson

Woodruffe, C (2000) Development and Assessment Centres. London: CIPD

 

Online

http://www.torc.org.uk/factsheet.asphttp://www.torc.org.uk/factsheet.asp

Aitchison, K. & Edwards, R. 2003 Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2002-03. Bradford CHNTO/IFA online: http://www.archaeologists.net/modules/icontent/inPages/docs/prof/LMI_Report1.pdf Bradford CHNTO/IFA online: http://www.archaeologists.net/modules/icontent/inPages/docs/prof/LMI_Report1.pdf

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