Undergraduate Course: Transition to Degree Study (EDUA07001)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Education
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This is a bridging course for HSS International Foundation Programme students and Office of Lifelong Learning Credit for Entry students only; it is not available to undergraduate students. It provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their development as learners on the International Foundation Programme or on Credit for Entry and to prepare for the learning, teaching and assessment environment that they will encounter on undergraduate degrees.
Its assessments are designed to prepare students for two forms of assessment that they are likely to encounter as undergraduates: formal examinations and oral presentations on an academic topic.
The course will cover:
Reviewing study skills for university
Referencing and library skills
Oral presentation skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2012/13 Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course, students will have:
Reflected on the learning strategies they have developed and planned ahead for the greater pace and intensity of undergraduate study (non-assessed);
Developed examination skills and sat an examination under University examination conditions;
Developed skills in presenting ideas orally, and delivered a presentation and produced a summary abstract on an academic topic.
|The course will be assessed through two instruments of assessment:|
A two hour examination. Students will will answer two questions from an International Foundation Programme or Open Studies course they have taken: 50% of mark.
An oral presentation (five to ten minutes) followed by a brief period for questions and discussion. Students will also produce a summary abstract of 500 words to accompany their presentation: 50% of mark, weighted 3 (oral presentation): 1 (summary abstract).
|Students must only be enrolled by the Office of Lifelong Learning.|
||Teaching will be a mix of mini-lectures, practical class exercises and class discussions. The course will cover:
Reviewing learning strategies and preparing for the challenge of undergraduate study
Oral presentation skills
Referencing and library skills
||On completing this course, students should be able to reflect on their progress and skills as learners and have recourse to a range of strategies to help them succeed.
||One two-hourly class a week for six weeks; a two-hour examination and 36 hours of private study, to include reflection on study skills and preparation for each week's class, preparing the oral presentation and the summary abstract and revising for the examination.
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Anthea Coleman-Chan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1589
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