Module title: Contemporary Guidance Practice

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

Module code: CRG11123
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 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Meldrum
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures (or WebEx lectures for remote students) will be used to introduce students to the use of constructivist techniques, assessment tools and new technology in guidance. This will be supported by experiential hands on learning using lab based work with PCs [LO1 & 2].

Development of reflective professionalism and ethical awareness [LO 3 & 4], requires use of discussion, debate and interaction between students, supported by examples from practice.
Core skills and underpinning concepts [LO1 &2] are provided through lectures (or equivalent online WebEx lectures for remote students). The module is supported by the Moodle virtual learning environment.




Formative Assessment:
There are two elements of written assessment. The essay requires students to design a model of online guidance practice and critique its limitations. Formative assessment will take the form of practical demonstrations in the use of new technology and emerging techniques during lectures and lab based PC work. This will be backed up with live demonstrations of e-guidance techniques by tutors or outside speakers and the opportunity to practice techniques during labs or for remote students in the workplace [LO1&LO2].

As a formative assessment, the second element will involve the use of a reflective diary to be used throughout the module to detail the critical reflections emerging from professional ethics and comment on the implication of own values, attitudes and beliefs, for developing practice. This will be observed and discussed during lectures, in the workplace and work placements [LO3&LO4].
The reflective assignment focuses on the use of professional development and ethics in the workplace and the implications for practice [LO3&LO4].


Summative Assessment:
There are two elements of written assessment. The essay requires students to design a model of online guidance practice and critique its limitations. Formative assessment will take the form of practical demonstrations in the use of new technology and emerging techniques during lectures and lab based PC work. This will be backed up with live demonstrations of e-guidance techniques by tutors or outside speakers and the opportunity to practice techniques during labs or for remote students in the workplace [LO1&LO2].

As a formative assessment, the second element will involve the use of a reflective diary to be used throughout the module to detail the critical reflections emerging from professional ethics and comment on the implication of own values, attitudes and beliefs, for developing practice. This will be observed and discussed during lectures, in the workplace and work placements [LO3&LO4].
The reflective assignment focuses on the use of professional development and ethics in the workplace and the implications for practice [LO3&LO4].


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1 & 2 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Report 50 3 & 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will examine contemporary approaches to career guidance practice and the influence of underpinning theoretical concepts. You will explore new approaches to delivery of services, including use of new counselling techniques, assessment tools and guidance delivered at a distance (including e-mail, social media, interactive web services and telephone).

You will develop skills to begin to operate as an autonomous reflective practitioner, integrating information from diverse sources to refine your professional practice and incorporate the values and ethics of the profession into your work.

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:
CRG11123 Contemporary Guidance Practice