Undergraduate Course: Study Skills and Reflection (LLLG07150)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course forms part of the Post-Graduate Pre-Sessional English Programme for Semester 1, and is taken in conjunction with 'Academic Reading and Writing' and 'Academic Listening and Speaking'.
It offers you a unique opportunity to reflect, independently and with others, on your language learning and development on the other two courses. You will also develop the study skills you will need to transition successfully to your chosen postgraduate degree programme.
On this course, you will be introduced to, use and reflect on a number of study skills for language learning as well as transferable study skills for University such as critical thinking, time management, and reading skills. You will work independently and in collaboration with others.
The course operates in line with the Pre-sessional principles which emphasise the importance of developing your autonomy and criticality, the ability to reflect on your own learning, and learning to work as part of an academic community.
The course will contribute to your successful transition to your chosen postgraduate degree programme.
Weekly sessions will focus on study skills and reflection on language learning.
Study skills sessions include core language learning strategies for vocabulary and grammar, including extensive reading and listening, as well as student choice from university study skills topics, which may include: effective studying; critical thinking; time management; dissertation and research projects; exams and revision.
Reflections on language learning will involve small group discussions on learning across courses, followed by individual reflections utilising a variety of tasks and genres.
You will attend interactive classes involving active discussion and collaborative tasks. On some days you will have small-group or individual tutorials to reflect on and discuss your learning with your teacher.
You will receive formative feedback on your reflections at regular intervals.
In order to make progress, you will need to engage fully and actively in all the learning activities, including completing homework tasks, reflecting on and responding to feedback, and doing additional independent study, seeking advice from your teacher when necessary.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
||Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course is formatively assessed by means of a short (500-word) reflective account of themselves as individual and collaborative learners, which demonstrates the following:
An understanding of study skills
Reflection on the usefulness of these skills for language learning and university study
The ability to draw up a personalised plan for future learning.
There is no summative assessment of this Semester 1 course.
||Students receive formative feedback / feed-forward on their reflections at regular intervals informed by assessment criteria.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use and reflect on appropriate skills and strategies for language learning and university study
- Reflect on and strengthen their ability to learn both collaboratively and independently
- Communicate reflective language learning through a variety of genres
|All the materials used for delivery of the course are provided either electronically or in hard copy, including IAD Study Hub learning resources, and there is no need for students to buy any books. We will also give you advice on other useful online resources.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||There is an explicit focus on the University's Graduate Attributes throughout the PGPEP Programme, encouraging the development of autonomy, criticality and reflexivity:
Enquiry and lifelong learning
Aspiration and personal development
Outlook and engagement
Research and enquiry
Personal and intellectual autonomy
|Course organiser||Mr Thomas Pritchard
Tel: (0131 6)51 1189
|Course secretary||Ms Kameliya Skerleva
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855