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Postgraduate Course: Business School Postgraduate Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) (CMSE11510)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) for Postgraduate students is an option course developed within the University-wide framework for self-designed experiential learning. Students will direct their own learning using the Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) approach. They will plan, propose, carry out, reflect on and evaluate a piece of work undertaken within their own context. The SLICC is available to Postgraduate students whose programme of study allows them to undertake a SLICC. The course is available in S1. The student is responsible for developing and undertaking a project which enables them to achieve and demonstrate achievement of the Learning Outcomes, framed within the subject area of their Postgraduate programme, and aligning with their programme-level learning objectives. The student develops an e-portfolio to provide evidence of their learning. Undertaking a SLICC enables the student to create and shape a learning experience which is unique to them. This Level 11 course requires students to demonstrate the development of their skills and understanding in terms of critical analysis, application, reflection, recognising and developing skills and ways of thinking, and evaluation within a specific context of their learning experience. This course will also enable students to demonstrate their ability to exercise autonomy and initiative at a professional level in their field of study.
Course description This Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) for Postgraduate students is an option course developed within the University-wide framework for self-designed experiential learning. Students will direct their own learning using the Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) approach. They will plan, propose, carry out, reflect on and evaluate a piece of work undertaken within their own context. The SLICC is available to Postgraduate students whose programme of study allows them to undertake a SLICC.

The student is responsible for developing and undertaking a project which enables them to achieve and demonstrate achievement of the Learning Outcomes, framed within the subject area of their Postgraduate programme, and aligning with their programme-level learning objectives.

Undertaking a SLICC enables the student to create and shape a learning experience which is unique to them. The student develops an e-portfolio to provide evidence of their learning. This Level 11 course requires students to demonstrate the development of their skills and understanding in terms of critical analysis, application, reflection, recognising and developing skills and ways of thinking, and evaluation within a specific context of their learning experience. This course will also enable students to demonstrate their ability to exercise autonomy and initiative at a professional level in their field of study.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate how they have actively developed their critical understanding of the complexities, challenges and wider implications of the specialist context of their SLICC, undertaking appropriate analysis of that context.
  2. Recognising the complexity and/or uncertainty of the setting of their SLICC, draw on and apply relevant skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) in order to engage effectively and critically with their SLICC, identifying where they need to improve these and/or develop new ones.
  3. Demonstrate how they have used experiences during their SLICC to critically develop their specialist skills in the focussed area of [Student selects two from the four skills groups contained in the University┐s Graduate Attributes Framework: http://www.ed.ac.uk/employability/graduate-attributes] : (a) research and enquiry; (b) personal and intellectual autonomy; (c) communication; (d) personal effectiveness.
  4. Recognising the complexity and/or uncertainty of the context of the SLICC, demonstrate how they have used experiences during their SLICC to develop their mindset towards [Student selects one from the three mindsets contained in the University┐s Graduate Attributes Framework: http://www.ed.ac.uk/employability/graduate-attributes]: (a) enquiry and lifelong learning; (b) aspiration and personal development; (c) outlook and engagement.
  5. Recognising the complexity and/or uncertainty of the setting of the SLICC, evaluate and critically reflect upon their approach, learning, and evolution of their judgement throughout their SLICC.
Reading List
Learning resources will be provided online. These resources include guidance to students on: scope of the project, group collaborative elements, expected project deliverables, reflective learning and reflective models; generating their own specific focused learning outcomes from the generic learning outcomes; collecting and curating evidence of their learning using an e-portfolio; writing reflective reports on their learning.

See the PebblePad workbook, reflective blog and webfolio, Bassot, B. The Reflective Journal, Palgrave. 2nd Ed.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Undertaking a SLICC will enable each student to develop their abilities in understanding and analysing business processes and opportunities in a specific chosen context. The students will develop skills in organisation and time-management, self-assessment/self-critical reflection, evaluation of standards and competencies achieved, application of prior learning in a defined context, and provide opportunities to further develop analytical and presentation skills.

The SLICC learning outcomes are derived from and embedded in the institutional Graduate Attributes. The learning outcomes are flexible to provide students with autonomy. With guidance from an assigned academic staff, this flexibility of choice enables the student, in the context of their own chosen experience, to focus on their own particular skills and mindset. Students can select the specific attributes that they consider are the most important to reflect upon, taking into account their current and future professional and personal aims and career aspirations.
KeywordsStudent-led,Postgraduate,Flexible,SLICC
Contacts
Course organiserDr Fumi Kitagawa
Tel: (0131 6)50 8068
Email: Fumi.Kitagawa@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Ciaran Masson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9945
Email: Ciaran.Masson@ed.ac.uk
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