Module title: Hospitality Industry Project

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

Module code: TSM09115
Module leader: Ros Sutherland
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ros Sutherland
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LTA Approach:
This module is designed to foster autonomous learning.There is a short series of lectures which introduce the skills required in order to investigate and manage a project. This is followed by a series of tutorials giving the students the opportunity to practise some of these skills and refine their topic area. Alternatively, these elements can be supplied to students as a self-study pack which can be supplemented by support from a local tutor. Further support is provided through individual tutor/module leader contact. The main report covers the first 4 LOs, the self-evaluation log the 5th. The log gives the student the opportunity to reflect on the learning process and how this might be of assistance in further study.

Emedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills:
Employability is enhanced in this module thourgh students researching a topic of interest to them not only academically but also in terms of industry practice. PDP is enhanced by working on an individual project under the guidance of a tutor and by the self-evaluation learning log which encouranges a reflective approach. Scholarship is enhanced by the fact that students need to research their topic personally.

Assessment:
The main assessment is in the form of an individual 2,500 word report which includes secondary and a small piece of primary research on a topic of the students choice: a list of topic areas is provided. The primary research is based on industry practice. Students are encouraged to submit draft reports to their tutor for feedback. Assessment workshops are also built into the tutorial programme.
Research/teaching linkages: Staff expertise is utilised as individual tutors can be assigned to projects about their specialised area, thus students can benefit form expert knowledge in the area they have chosen to study. The students also develop research skills through the acquisition and application of appropriate techniques and knowledge to a specific project.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Seminar 10
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 8
Face To Face Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 80 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Learning Log 20 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module content depends on the topic you choose for your project, but will include both desk research into academic theory and a small piece of primary research in the hospitality industry.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and appraise academic and experiential knowledge of the industry and operational management theories relevant to a selected industry-based topic.
LO2: Formulate, carry out and evaluate an appropriate plan of activity
LO3: Select, plan and research the chosen topic and present realistic findings in a written report
LO4: Apply appropriate theoretical frameworks and models relevant to the chosen topic
LO5: Assess self-development by completing a project log.

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