Postgraduate Course: Professional Skills in Development Environments (EDUA11042)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Regardless 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 9,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A professional style presentation (40%)
A Continuing Professional Development plan (2000 words) (60%)
||Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN.
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 and peer feedback.
Summative Feedback- Detailed assignment feedback reports are provided in accordance with the assignment specification and criteria.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical awareness of current professional issues in a programme-specific discipline
- Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a range of the principal professional skills associated with the programme-specific discipline
- Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a programme-specific discipline
- Use a wide range of routine and advanced interpersonal skills to communicate effectively to a range of audiences
- Take responsibility for own continuing professional development, including critical reflection on own roles and responsibilities
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Amanda Martindale
Tel: (0131 6)50 9794
|Course secretary||Ms Marie Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)51 6678