Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title OLD WORLDS AND WORK FUTURES: PLACEMENTS IN ACE
Code CLAH222
Coordinator Dr BE Routledge
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Bruce.Routledge@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information

 

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.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: Project presentation
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorials with the allocated academic supervisor provide support, particularly in relation to the academic write-up.
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 3 - Work Placement
Description: Placement sessions with an external partner organisation.
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 4 - Workshop
Description: Depending upon the specific nature of the project in question, an initial briefing session, workshop or training-day will introduce the project and provide necessary information.
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Description: Independent study allows for relevant research and preparation of relevant materials.

Skill / other attribute 1:
Commercial awareness - relevant understanding of organisations.
How this is developed:
Work-based learning placement.

Skill / other attribute 2:
Personal attributes and qualities - willingness to take responsibility. How this is developed:
Work-based learning placement.

Skill / other attribute 3:
Information skills - networking skills.
How this is developed:
Work-based learning placement.

Skill / other attribute 4:
Time and project management - project management.
How this is developed:
Work-based learning placement.

Skill / other attribute 5:
Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills – oral.
How this is developed:
Workshop.

Skill / other attribute 6:
Communication (oral, written and visual) - report writing.
How this is developed:
Placement and one-to-one tuition.

Skill / other attribute 7:
Improving own learning / performance - reflective practice.
How this is developed:
Work-based learning placement.


Syllabus

 

This module provides an opportunity for students to gain credit from experience acquired in a placement with a local business, public sector, voluntary organisation or cultural provider. Students will be able to apply for a place on one of a number of schemes approved by the academic departments. They receive preparation for the preplacement interview and support during training from staff in the Careers and Employability Service (CES). The placement may be (but does not need to be) related to each student's field of study. The assessment is based on an oral presentation and a portfolio-style report. Students are supported in the preparation of the essay and the associated portfolio of project-related materials by an academic supervisor with whom they meet regularly. A sample schedule is reproduced below (this is indicative only and will vary in detail and order according to the partner and nature of the project and/or task):

Week one: Initial meeting / briefing session w ith partner (finalisation of Learning Agreement; SMART objectives: www.projectsmart.co.uk, workshop: Making the most of your placement; meeting with academic supervisor)

Week seven: Workshop: Completing the project report and portfolio – some suggestions on reflection and evaluation.

Week nine: Workshop: What next? Building on your experience and planning your future career.

Week eleven: Planning / project sign-off with partner; Assessment (project presentation).

Week 13: Submission of portfolio report. Students meet with academic supervisors at least six times (approximately one hour duration), during the session, to review progress and discuss assessment content and receive guidance about preparation for the presentations.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   2

6

  24

6

38
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 112
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
There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment.  20 minutes    50       
Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies. This is not an anonymous assessment.  -5000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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