Module title: International Work Based Learning (24 week Placement)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SOE09117
Module leader: Craig Wight
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Craig Wight
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods
The main leaning process is through placements whereby students undertake a minimum of 24 weeks paid employment and derive learning from their experience and observation. Briefing sessions will be provided before students undertake their placements which will advise them of the work-based learning process and help with their CVs and interview skills. Each student will have appointed a personal tutor who will visit the student once during the course of the placement and provide advice on how best to fulfilling the learning outcomes.

Embedding employability/PDP/scholarship skills
It is self evident that 24 weeks work experience improves students employability. It is important, however, that such work experience is integrated with course learning in order to enable students to make linkages between theory and practice. Analytical skills will be improved by students adopting a proactive approach to learning during the course of their placement. This will be achieved by means of a learning plan and a reflective diary enabling students to develop a deeper understanding of the workplace environment.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment is provided in the early stages of their placement by the students’ producing a draft learning plan. This represents the students’ first attempt as to how they expect to fulfil the learning outcomes which are required in their learning portfolio. This draft learning plan will be discussed with their tutor and provides a basis for their learning during the course of their placement. The draft learning plan will account for 10% of the marks of the overall module.
The summative assessment is the compilation of a learning portfolio. Students will be required to address 12 learning outcomes which are grouped a) job-related outcomes, b) personal outcomes and c) course-related outcomes. Generic outcomes will be provided and students will be required to interpret them to meet the circumstances of the organisation and their placement. Students will be able to substitute one outcome in each category subject to the approval of their tutor. The learning portfolio will be assessed by the tutor and one other on the basis of the extent that the student has been able to demonstrate their learning.

Research/teaching linkages
The module reflects current thinking and practice on work-based learning and will be updated in the light of new thinking.

Supporting equality and diversity
This module will support equality and diversity practice which prevails in placement organisations.

Internationalisation
Opportunities to undertake placements overseas will be made available and students can also benefit from international activities which are part of their placement organisation. International links will be explored with partner institutions in order to provide reciprocal work-based learning opportunities.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided in the early stages of their placement by the students’ producing a draft learning plan. This represents the students’ first attempt as to how they expect to fulfil the learning outcomes which are required in their learning portfolio. This draft learning plan will be discussed with their tutor and provides a basis for their learning during the course of their placement. The draft learning plan will account for 10% of the marks of the overall module.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is the compilation of a learning portfolio. Students will be required to address 12 learning outcomes which are grouped a) job-related outcomes, b) personal outcomes and c) course-related outcomes. Generic outcomes will be provided and students will be required to interpret them to meet the circumstances of the organisation and their placement. Students will be able to substitute one outcome in each category subject to the approval of their tutor. The learning portfolio will be assessed by the tutor and one other on the basis of the extent that the student has been able to demonstrate their learning.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Other PLACEMENT 592
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 10 2, 4, 5 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Portfolio 90 1 - 5 24 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module offers you the opportunity to gain valuable international work experience and to make linkages between academic learning and the global workplace environment. You will be able to improve your personal employability skills and increase your self-confidence by being able to undertake a paid job satisfactorily.

Improving CV and interview skills
Fulfilling 24 weeks satisfactory employment in an international environment
Completing a learning portfolio addressing 12 learning outcomes divided into job-related, personal and course-related outcomes. The learning outcomes are based on a set of generic outcomes, but modified by students to suit their particular workplace context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Gain international work experience relevant to the student’s programme of study
LO2: Relate and apply course-based learning to the global work-based environment
LO3: Develop learning in the workplace related to the job, personal skills and the student’s course
LO4: Analyse and evaluate practices in the global workplace in relation to academic learning
LO5: Develop analytical thought processes and evaluative skills

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