Module title: Work-base Learning Portfolio 2 [Singapore]

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11725
Module leader: Claire Kydonaki
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car
Prerequisites

n/a

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Kydonaki
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is designed around online and student - centred learning in their area of practice. This module will be delivered using an online learning approach via the virtual learning environment Moodle and the allocation of an academic supervisor for 1:1 academic support (LOs 1-5). The student is expected to critically reflect on their professional practice and identify an aspect(s) which they need to develop to an advanced level. They will negotiate and agree a personal set of learning outcomes and complete a Learning Agreement (LA) indicating how their learning outcomes will be met (LO1). Students will need to demonstrate written evidence to support the achievement of their learning outcomes including a reflective account on their practice (LO2 and LO5) and evidence of critical engagement with the work-based learning process (LO3). Evidence of engagement with others in the workplace to achieve the learning outcomes and impact will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to communicate professionally and network appropriately (LO4 and LO5).
N.B The LA must be approved prior to the students’ embarking upon its implementation. To ensure equity and consistency of approach a panel made up from the Module Team will consider and approves each student’s LA.
The constraints operating in relation to the LA are that learning outcomes written by the student are at level 11 SCQF; that the work is consistent with the philosophy of the award on which the student is registered; that the level of work produced to achieve the learning outcomes must be at level 11 SCQF 40 credits.

The Moodle units will be offered in sequential order to guide the student through the module content in a paced manner (LOs 1 -5). Key dates will be provided to help students plan their progression through the module. Moodle makes use of copyright cleared online video clips to enhance the learning experience. Asynchronous discussion with peers and the lecturers, support the student’s learning and unit activities are provided to promote active learning (LO’s 1-5). The discussion boards are used to promote shared learning within the student/lecturers groups. In addition, a ‘chat forum’ is provided for the students to share their experiences and gain support from one another.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Three key employability skills are embedded and assessed through WBL: knowledge of organisational culture and work practices; personal and professional critical reflective skills and problem solving skills. By being actively involved with others in completing a portfolio the student will develop skills in negotiation, collaborative working, informed decision making and networking.

Research / teaching linkages
This module is focused on understanding the nature of evidence and how it is disseminated and implemented in practice. Students are required to provide an evidence base when developing their Learning Agreement and portfolio of evidence. The module team will contribute to the students learning by using their experience to challenge their thinking so that they are better able to develop their selected assignment.

Supporting equality and diversity
This fully online approach helps to make this module more accessible to students who are part-time, mature, or learning at a distance. The delivery via Moodle with supported discussion helps to reduce the isolation of more traditional approaches to distance learning methods. Students with a disability are identified and necessary arrangements can be made for example exemption for spelling and grammatical errors in written work. A disability contact is also made available to all students who have been identified as requiring this. Information regarding this is posted within the Programme Handbook on Moodle.

Internationalisation
Teaching and learning resources used within this module are from respected journals and other sources e.g. Websites. Students are encouraged to consider the relationship of the context to the implementation of evidence into practice when research has been conducted in different countries, as well as thinking about the impact or relevance of their Learning Outcomes on other cultures and contexts. This module is delivered to students who learn from a distance. Relevant and appropriate adaptations are to the LTA strategy may be made to ensure that these students experience is comparable with students who are more locally based. For example, some students may have 1:1 academic supervision via Skype or WebEx.



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of a 500 word Learning Agreement submitted in week 21 of the module (LO 1). Formative feedback is provided by the module team which will help the student to develop more focused and achievable learning objectives. A draft of the assignment (1500 words) will be submitted in week 34 and feedback will be provided by the academic supervisor in week 35 (LOs 2-5).

Summative Assessment:
For the summative assessment a portfolio of evidence including the LA is submitted in weeks 50-51 of the academic calendar. The proof of learning must evidence that the student’s learning outcomes have been achieved as specified in their LA. The chosen mode of demonstrating the achievement of the LA must be equivalent to 8,000 words, but there is flexibility in how the academic written evidence is presented - for example a portfolio of evidence which may include, development of a poster with a written assignment, development of a PowerPoint presentation or writing up a Briefing Report for your line manager/team.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 360
Online Guided independent study 40
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 30 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Claire Kydonaki
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
he module is designed around online and student-centred learning in practice. The student is expected to critically reflect on an aspect of their personal, professional and academic learning and workplace practice and identify an aspect(s) they need to develop to an advanced level. They will then negotiate and agree a personal set of learning outcomes and complete a learning agreement indicating how their learning outcomes will be met (LO1). A portfolio of evidence will be developed to demonstrate reflection on practice (LO2) and evidence of critical engagement with the work-based learning process (LO3). Evidence of engagement with others in the workplace to achieve the learning outcomes will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to communicate professionally and network (LO4). If the student is not currently working in the field a project will be agreed with the module team. The learning agreement must be approved prior to students' embarking upon its implementation. To ensure equity and consistency of approach between students a panel made up from members of the module team considers and approves each student's learning agreement. The learning outcomes written by the student are deemed at level 11 SCQF; that the volume of work produced to achieve the learning outcomes must be at 40 level 11 SCQF credits.

Student will have the opportunity to participate in online discussion boards on five occasions throughout the module. They will then be able to gain valuable feedback from peers and members of the module team.
Up to week 21 - students will have an opportunity to submit a patchwork draft including an assignment plan for formative feedback from the module team.



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes the form of a 500 word Learning Agreement submitted in week 21 of the module (LO 1). Formative feedback is provided by the module team which will help the student to develop more focused and achievable learning objectives. A draft of the assignment (1500 words) will be submitted in week 34 and feedback will be provided by the academic supervisor in week 35 (LOs 2-5).

Summative Assessment:
For the summative assessment a portfolio of evidence including the LA is submitted in weeks 50-51 of the academic calendar. The proof of learning must evidence that the student’s learning outcomes have been achieved as specified in their LA. The chosen mode of demonstrating the achievement of the LA must be equivalent to 8,000 words, but there is flexibility in how the academic written evidence is presented - for example a portfolio of evidence which may include, development of a poster with a written assignment, development of a PowerPoint presentation or writing up a Briefing Report for your line manager/team.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 360
Online Guided independent study 40
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 30 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Louise Hoyle
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is designed around online and student-centred learning in practice. The student is expected to critically reflect on an aspect of their personal, professional and academic learning and workplace practice and identify an aspect(s) they need to develop to an advanced level. They will then negotiate and agree a personal set of learning outcomes and complete a learning agreement indicating how their learning outcomes will be met (LO1). A portfolio of evidence will be developed to demonstrate reflection on practice (LO2) and evidence of critical engagement with the work-based learning process (LO3). Evidence of engagement with others in the workplace to achieve the learning outcomes will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to communicate professionally and network (LO4). If the student is not currently working in the field a project will be agreed with the module team. The learning agreement must be approved prior to students' embarking upon its implementation. To ensure equity and consistency of approach between students a panel made up from members of the module team considers and approves each student's learning agreement. The learning outcomes written by the student are deemed at level 11 SCQF; that the volume of work produced to achieve the learning outcomes must be at 40 level 11 SCQF credits.



Formative Assessment:
Student will have the opportunity to participate in online discussion boards on five occasions throughout the module. They will then be able to gain valuable feedback from peers and members of the module team.

Up to week 21 of the module students will have an opportunity to submit a patchwork draft including an assignment plan for formative feedback from the module team.



Summative Assessment:
The module has one summative assessment comprising of 3 parts:
1) A learning agreement (1500 words – worth 20%) by week 6 of the module and this will be assessed and agreed by a panel made up from members of the module team (LO 1).

2) The Learning Portfolio (5000 words – worth 70%) will be submitted in week 26 of the module (Los 3 & 4) This will provide documented evidence of attainment of the student’s individual learning outcomes as specified in their learning agreement (LO 1).

3) A reflective commentary using a reflective model (1500words – worth 10%) by week 28 of the module. (LO2).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Online Guided independent study 76
Independent Learning Guided independent study 300
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 20 1 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Portfolio 70 3,4 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Portfolio 10 2 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module acknowledges that learners can recognise their own learning needs and bring their own resources and knowledge to their academic and professional development. It promotes reflection and critical thinking in relation to the student's own learning in line with their personal, professional and/or academic interests / needs. Content includes Learning Agreement; reflection on practice by use of different models and frameworks; how to write learning outcomes at level 11; examples of different types of evidence that may be used in their portfolio; a deeper understanding of the processes involved in thinking critically.
This online module is designed to stimulate professional development; clinical judgement, critical reflective practice underpinned by professional knowledge, skills and attitudes, and act as a focus for continuous professional development. Learning, which occurs as a result of the individual engaging in experiences and activities within their workplace, is critically analysed, evaluated and recorded to demonstrate professional development. You will be required to negotiate, with your line manager, a learning agreement equivalent to 400 hours of study.




Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Formulate a learning agreement which complies with SCQF level 11
LO2: Critically reflect on new learning using an appropriate model of reflection
LO3: Critically engage with the work-based learning process
LO4: Demonstrate highly effective professional communication and networking

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11124 Work-based Learning