Studying is not simply about transferring a set of facts from lecturer to students, but about developing yourself as an individual and recognising that you are responsible for your own learning. Knowledge in the 21st century is fast moving and in such a knowledge economy, where the shelf life of much knowledge is short, you will be expected to be a lifelong learner. In order to do this, you need to a resilient learner, understand how you best learn and reflect on how you can improve. This module will
help you actively engage with this process.
“We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
Marcel Proust (French novelist 1871 – 1922)
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- The requirements for academic integrity.
- How to use a set of resources to make progress with your learning.
- How to receive, evaluate and reflect on feedback on your progress in HE.
- How to approach problem solving in a structured way.
Transferable and Generic Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Make a critical evaluation of evidence.
- Apply structured methods to solve problems.
- Manage your own learning.
- Use IT to support your learning.
- Apply problem solving techniques to familiar and unfamiliar problems.
Introduction to the Module
Lecturer: John Mills
Ground rules for the module and understanding the assessment.
Getting Started in HE
An introduction to what is expected of you as an HE student and how to start making progress quickly and efficiently.
Duration: 6 weeks
Lecturer: Mike Hogg (Engineering Foundation Year students) or
David Read (Science Foundation Year students)
Thinking about the problem - an introduction to structured problem solving; thinking about the solution - an introduction to finding and correcting errors
Lecturer: Su White
How to keep making good progress in your studies: continued motivation, dealing with gaps in knowledge, planning for Year 1, monitoring progress.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Learning activities include
- Self-study activities
- Portfolio development
- Research Exercise
Teaching methods include
|Completion of assessment task||30|
|Wider reading or practice||30|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||24|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Note: The research exercise and production of the research poster forms part of the Coursework module assessment. You should see the document “Required Coursework” for more information.
Referral Policy: Referred students will be asked to complete a number of assessment tasks sufficient to demonstrate they have achieved those learning outcomes not met on the first attempt.
Method of repeat year: The module may be taken as an internal repeat only. In order to be able to repeat externally, you must have already attained a pass in this module (at least 60%).
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal