Module Details

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Title POLITICS IN ACTION
Code POLI200
Coordinator Dr D Jeffery
Politics
D.Jeffery@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To develop materials and / or undertake tasks within a practical or vocational context;

To apply within that context pedagogical and other theoretical or practical knowledge relevant to the development and delivery of those materials and / or tasks;

To apply academic and / or theoretical knowledge within a practical context and to reflect and report on the relationship between the two;

To develop and identify a range of personal / employability skills and to reflect and report on this.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students should be able to demonstrate an ability to develop materials and/or undertake tasks, according to a given specification and requirement, within a practical or vocational context.

(LO2) Students should be able to reflect on and evaluate the efficacy of the materials developed and/or the tasks undertaken.

(LO3) Students should be able to identify the connection between academic and/or theoretical knowledge and its practical or vocational application.

(LO4) Students should be able to identify, reflect and report on a range of personal/employability skills.

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - reflective practice

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - report writing

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills (oral)

(S4) Time and project management - project management

(S5) Information skills - networking skills

(S6) Personal attributes and qualities - willingness to take responsibility

(S7) Commercial awareness - relevant understanding of organisations


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Developing interview technique;

CV writing workshop;

Reflective practice and academic engagement;

Critically reflecting on transferrable / employability skills gained;

The relationship between the study of politics and its ‘real world’ application.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar / Workshops
Description: These workshops will be provided by the careers service, and will help with topics such as:

Making the most of your placement;
Preparing for a work-place environment;
Developing your CV;
Thinking about careers.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 7.5 hours (five, 90 minute sessions)

Teaching Method 2 - Work Placement
Description: This time spent on the placement itself will vary due to the needs of the student and placement provider, but we would aim for at least one working week, and ideally two. This can be undertaken in any type of structure (e.g. a two-week bloc, two days a week for seven weeks etc. – depending on other modules)
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours         60

7.5

67.5
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 82.5
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Project portfolio There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.  -3000 words    50       
Skills and development/interview presentation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.  20 minutes    50       

Recommended Texts

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