Module title: Work Based Learning [MDIS Singapore]

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

Module code: NMS11770
Module leader: Claire Kydonaki
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Health and Social Care
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, 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:
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 1-4). 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 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 academic calendar (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 Learning Agreement is submitted in week 50-51 of the module. The proof of learning must evidence that the all 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)
Online Guided independent study 40
Other Work based learning 360
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 50 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
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 1-4). 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 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 academic calendar (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 Learning Agreement is submitted in week 50-51 of the module. The proof of learning must evidence that the all 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)
Online Guided independent study 40
Other Work based learning 360
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 50 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 002
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 1-4). 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 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 academic calendar (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 Learning Agreement is submitted in week 50-51 of the module. The proof of learning must evidence that the all 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)
Online Guided independent study 40
Other Work based learning 360
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 50 HOURS= 00, WORDS= 8000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The Module Team acknowledge that learners can recognise their own learning needs and will bring their own resources and knowledge to their academic and professional development. WBL promotes personal and professional reflection and critical thinking on an aspect of the learner’s practice that requires to be enhanced. The main module content includes, developing a LA, reflecting on how the learner demonstrated achieving their Learning Outcomes using a reflective model or framework, how to write learning outcomes at SQCF level 11; exploring the different types of evidence that may be used with in their portfolio and a deeper understanding of the processes involved when demonstrating critical thinking.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On this module you will be stimulated to enhance your clinical judgement and skills in critical reflection in an area relevant to your practice which is underpinned by professional knowledge, skills and attitudes. In negotiation with your line manager and academic supervisor you will develop and sign off a Learning Agreement (LA) (LO 1) that is equivalent to 400 hours of study. Learning will occur as a result of the student engaging in experiences and activities within their workplace which are critically analysed, evaluated, synthesised and evidenced at SQCF level 11 ( L02 – 5) There is flexibility in how the academic written evidence is demonstrated - for example a portfolio of evidence (maximum 10000 words). Which may be demonstrated through the development of for example a poster to present at a conference, a service improvement plan, an evaluation of current service provision. This module enables the student to gain academic credits while undertaking a project that is required within their area of work.

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