Core Module Information
Module title: Developing Academic Literacies

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 0.00
ECTS credit value: 0

Module code: TSM11125
Module leader: Joan McLatchie
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

This module is intended for students studying on the MSc in Global Hospitality Management. It comprises an introduction to the academic expectations of both the university and the specific subject areas. You will learn about the university's systems and tools for academic guidance and support, and you will have the opportunity to practice your academic writing techniques through activities directly related to your module assessments. You will also develop the skills to help you to interpret the requirements of your module assessments, through understanding subject-specific academic terminologies. The module will mainly be taught in workshop format, with the opportunity to practice your academic writing and receive one-to-one feedback from the module tutors.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the expectations for assessments within your specific subject context.
LO2: Critically evaluate the assessment terminologies and conventions within your specific subject context
LO3: Assess the development of your subject-specific academic literacies by applying a range of instruments and techniques of enquiry
LO4: Take responsibility for your own work by creating a strategy for approaching current and future assessment requirements.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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: Joan McLatchie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The students will receive taught content to familiarise them with systems such as Moodle and Turnitin, and to introduce them to the library facilities (LO1). These topics will be covered by a range of tutors, to ensure the optimum level of expertise. Most of the module will be workshop-based, with interactive activities designed to develop their academic literacies within a subject-specific context (LO2). They will be encouraged to take ownership of their learning, and develop the confidence to engage appropriately with academic staff, in order to ensure that they understand their assessment requirements (LO4). These workshops will include both small-group and individual activities, facilitated by the module team. Students will also develop their analytical skills, as a tool for continued self-development after the module is complete (LO3).

Formative Assessment:
There are two formative assessments for the module. Students will receive an indicative mark, in order to benchmark their work against the university standard. The first assessment comprises a reflective account of learning based a portfolio of activities. These activities feed into the assessments for the students' compulsory modules. The second assessment is a plan for future learning and assessment strategies, based on the knowledge developed in the module. These assessments are designed to ensure that the students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to take responsibility for their own learning beyond the life of this module, thus providing formative learning in relation to the successful achievement of their credit-bearing assessments.

Summative Assessment:
There is no summative assessment for this module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Developing Academic Literacies