Module title: Career Learning

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CRG11122
Module leader: Susan Meldrum
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Meldrum
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Core skills and underpinning concepts [LO1 &2] are provided through face to face lectures (or equivalent online WebEx lectures for remote students). The module is supported by the Moodle virtual learning environment. Practical experiences are conducting in realistic educational settings with a range of client groups [L01]. For remote learners a workplace assessor will offer opportunities for practice group work. [LO1]
Students develop an understanding of career education [LO3 & 4] through actively engaging with a programme design problem.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The assessments are very realistic representation of the work of career advisers, and so provide an opportunity to significantly enhance employability. The written assignment in component 1 provides an opportunity to give feedback and encourage the development of academic writing skills on a small scale written assessment early in the course.


Research / teaching linkages
Evidence from published research and other educational sources (such as inspections or government reviews) will inform the teaching in this module. [LO2 & LO4]

Supporting equality and diversity
Students will be required to ensure that the design and delivery of learning experiences positively promotes career equality to their clients. Students are supported to demonstrate an appreciation of individual and group differences in learning needs and learning style. Culturally and gender aware approaches will be encouraged.

Internationalisation
This module contains little UK specific material, so is suitable for international study. Required readings will include international sources and models for career learning. Some minor modification of assignment design will be required in the practical element of component one to accommodate the specific needs of students studying remotely/overseas.


Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative and summative)
For the first component, the formative assessment will take the form of small group work during face to face lectures with tutor and peer observation and feedback. For remote learners a workplace assessor will offer opportunities for practice group work. [LO1]
The Second Component The formative assessment will involve engagement in class discussions, observations from placements and receiving feedback on learning to aid the learning process. [LO3&LO4]


Summative Assessment:
For the first summative assessment, this is carried out a minimum of three times, in realistic educational settings, such as schools, observed by an experienced tutor. This is supported by a written assignment requiring students to reflect on how they are integrating learning from reading the literature with this practical experience. [LO1, LO2]
The second component, a programme design project, is an exercise requiring students to design a programme of career education and to provide a rationale for its structure. This extends the design requirements of the first assignment. LO3 &4

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Online Guided independent study 14
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 35 1 1 HOURS= 6, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 20 2 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Project - Written 45 3&4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 55
Component 2 subtotal: 45
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module is focused on designing and developing career-related learning experiences for pupils, students, and other service users. There are two main topics to the module. Firstly, there is a focus on the skills to design and deliver interactive group work. Secondly, a focus on learning programmes to deliver career education.
For the first topic you will be supported to develop the skills to design, lead and facilitate an active, participative career-related learning experience for a group. You will also develop skills for learning in groups.
You will build on this in the second topic by extending your learning beyond stand-alone events, and develop skills to design longer programmes of career learning. This will involve exploring the career education curriculum in educational institutions.

This learning will be underpinned by analysing theories and concepts of career learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Justify the rationale for working with groups and demonstrate the skills to plan, design, deliver and evaluate group work that is responsive to the needs of the target audience and maximises learning.
LO2: Critically evaluate concepts of career learning and career education and consider the implications of national and international career management policy development.
LO3: Develop a solution to a career learning curriculum design problem that is appropriate for a target audience.
LO4: Demonstrate a critical awareness of structures for the delivery of career education, enterprise/work related learning, guidance and learner support in educational institutions, in the community and in work environments.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CRG11122 Career Learning