Module title: Theory into Practice (Work Based Learning) Portfolio (1)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09150
Module leader: Claire Kydonaki
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

n/a

2019/0, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Kydonaki
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Brodie & Irving’s (2007) WBL pedagogical model is used to underpin the development and delivery of this module. The model stipulates that WBL for undergraduate students is centred in and through professional work and needs to engage the students with three areas: what learning is about (learning theory), and how to do it best, which implies change; the process by which we consider our learning (critical reflection); and what we have learnt to do or now know (capability). Roberts and Vin Fintel’s (2013) prism approach to WBL offers a structure to organise the learning outcomes and evidence around three elements; literature, practice and reflection. To facilitate and encourage student engagement, the 3E Framework is used to incorporate technology into learning, teaching and assessment to: a) enhance students’ involvement in activities to increase self-responsibility; b) extend their individual and collaborative learning and increase their control and choice; and c) empower students to engage with the academic side relevant to their work. The students are expected to negotiate a set of personal learning outcomes and include these in a Learning Agreement (LA) indicating how they will be met (LO 1). The LA must be approved prior to students embarking upon its implementation. As the LA is implemented the student will compile a personal portfolio (LO 3) of their learning which will include evidence of attainment as well as reflective and critical analysis (LO 2). Through Moodle the student will have access to materials and activities that will support the development of their LA as well as resources to facilitate their learning. Such activities are the use of a Learning Journal, Webex sessions to present progress and provide forward feedback, a discussion board, wikis, and built-in decision-making tools. Students will be supported in their learning process by an academic supervisor who will have knowledge and expertise in the relevant area of study.

Formative Assessment:
Students will be introduced to the use of a Learning Journal (a reflective log), which will be available on Moodle using a Notepad software. They will be expected to use the learning journal as a medium for reflective report. Supervisors will use the learning journal as an aid medium to monitor and evaluate students' progress towards achieving the learning outcomes and provide forward feedback in weeks 5-6 during the semester. Student engagement in the activities built-in the module will also be monitored throughout the trimester.

Summative Assessment:
There is one summative assessment, a portfolio of evidence, which will be submitted in week 14. The learning agreement (maximum 1000 words) will be incorporated in the portfolio (maximum 5000 words). The portfolio should include a variety of evidence related to LO1 – 3. The student's personal learning outcomes and the Learning Agreement (LO 1) will form the basis for planned learning which will be documented in the portfolio of evidence of attainment. The portfolio should contain critical and reflective analysis and evidence application of theory to practice (LOs 2 & 3). There will be an opportunity for engagement with the supervisor and forward feedback throughout the module, as students will be encouraged to participate in the learning activities built in Moodle. The assessment is operationalised by the student producing a portfolio of documented evidence of attainment of their individual learning outcomes as specified in their learning agreement. All learning outcomes must be achieved and the portfolio completed by the end of the module.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Online On-demand Webinar 20
Other Work based learning 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Kydonaki
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods including their alignment to Learning Outcomes
The student is expected to negotiate a set of personal learning outcomes and include these in a Learning Agreement indicating how they will be met (LO 1). The Learning Agreement must be approved prior to students embarking upon its implementation. As the Learning Agreement is implemented the student will compile a personal portfolio (LO 3) of their learning which will include evidence of attainment as well as reflective and critical analysis (LO 2). Through Moodle students will have access to materials (at a time, place and pace that suits them) that will support the development of their learning agreement as well as resources to facilitate their learning and use of critical thinking and analysis, reflection and tools and examples of what may constitute evidence for inclusion in their portfolio. Students will be supported in this process of developing and implementing their learning agreement by an academic supervisor who will have knowledge and expertise in the area under study. If necessary these individual sessions can be undertaken in Elluminate sessions as an online lecture / discussion. Overall this module is about applying theory into practice, there are no 'practice hours' associated with the module.


Formative Assessment:
Students will be introduced to the use of a Learning Journal (a reflective log), which will be available on Moodle using a Notepad software. They will be expected to use the learning journal as a medium for reflective report. Supervisors will use the learning journal as an aid medium to monitor and evaluate students' progress towards achieving the learning outcomes and provide forward feedback in weeks 5-6 during the semester. Student engagement in the activities built-in the module will also be monitored throughout the trimester.

Summative Assessment:
There is one summative assessment, a portfolio of evidence, which will be submitted in week 14. The learning agreement (maximum 1000 words) will be incorporated in the portfolio (maximum 5000 words). The portfolio should include a variety of evidence related to LO1 – 3. The student's personal learning outcomes and the Learning Agreement (LO 1) will form the basis for planned learning which will be documented in the portfolio of evidence of attainment. The portfolio should contain critical and reflective analysis and evidence application of theory to practice (LOs 2 & 3). There will be an opportunity for engagement with the supervisor and forward feedback throughout the module, as students will be encouraged to participate in the learning activities built in Moodle. The assessment is operationalised by the student producing a portfolio of documented evidence of attainment of their individual learning outcomes as specified in their learning agreement. All learning outcomes must be achieved and the portfolio completed by the end of the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Other Work based learning 100
Online On-demand Webinar 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2 & 3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This Work-Based Learning module aims to help you develop your skills and knowledge in your subject area and achieve academic credits while continuing in your workplace. The content of the module will help you develop skills to undertake analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas and concepts, reflection and potentially exercise autonomy and problem solving ability in a range of professional level contexts. You will be encouraged to take initiative in activities in your subject area of interest in agreement with your employer and the module supervisor. You will obtain and demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles, concepts and theory of your subject area of interest, and you will be encouraged to apply this knowledge and a range of professional skills through the development of a portfolio. The module will empower you to change and develop your practice as a practitioner. It involves a partnership between you, as the student, your employer, and the university, so that the learning can be directly relevant to you while acquiring academic credits.
Your pathway towards the award will be personalised to your needs through a learning agreement between you, your employer and the module supervisor. You will work towards the completion of the learning agreement and a portfolio of evidence of achievement, which is equivalent to 200 hours of study. The WBL module includes a variety of self-regulative and group activities with guidance from the module leader to meet the expectations of the module. These activities are built in to support the content of the module and help you prepare for the summative assessment. Such activities are a Learning Journal, decision-making tools, creativity tools, wikis, a discussion board and WebEx workshops that will facilitate peer support and feedback. The overall aim of this module is to apply theory into practice, there are no 'practice hours' associated with the module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Construct an Independent Learning Agreement commensurate with SCQF Level 9.
LO2: Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection in relation to academic, intellectual, personal and professional needs.
LO3: Produce a portfolio of evidence to meet the agreed outcomes contained in the Learning Agreement.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09150 Theory into Practice (Work Based Learning) Portfolio (1)