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Postgraduate Course: Professional Skills in Development Environments (EDUA11042)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryRegardless of the professional domain in which students may ultimately operate, certain key transferable skills are critical for effective performance. Students will be encouraged to search for information regarding the ethics and professional standards necessary in their field and to consider approaches to professional practice. The course will examine approaches to communicate information effectively in a variety of professional settings (e.g., written, meetings and formal presentations). Students will also be required to reflect on their own intended professional destination, to analyse the skills and competencies required to operate successfully, and to plan their own continuing professional development.
Course description This teaching and learning is research-led. Members of academic staff the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) who contribute to this course are all members of one or more of the following research groups hosted by ISPEHS: (1) Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), (2) Edinburgh Sports Research, (3) Human Performance and Aquatics and (4) Physical Education Research Forum (PERF).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 9, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) A professional style presentation (50%)

A Continuing Professional Development plan (2000 words) (50%)

Feedback Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching, seminars and practicals throughout the course. Your tutors will comment on your understanding of the ideas covered in the course, and may give you specific advice regarding your progress. Such feedback is intended to help you understand what your strengths and development points are, and to enable you to take informed responsibility for your learning and progression.

Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.

Cohort feedforward - Detailed cohort feed-forward from previous cohorts of students is provided for all assessments on this course.

Formative Feedback - We utilise a range of different formative feedback methods such as de-briefs on student activities, tutor meetings, and peer feedback.

Summative Feedback- Detailed assignment feedback reports are provided in accordance with the assignment specification and criteria.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current professional issues in a programme-specific discipline
  2. Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a range of the principal professional skills associated with the programme-specific discipline
  3. Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a programme-specific discipline
  4. Use a wide range of routine and advanced interpersonal skills to communicate effectively to a range of audiences
  5. Take responsibility for own continuing professional development, including critical reflection on own roles and responsibilities
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Amanda Martindale
Tel: (0131 6)50 9794
Course secretaryMs Cristina Roman
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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