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Module Title
Management Practice and Reflective Learning

Experiential Learning, Personal Transferable Skills, Integration of Theory and Practice, Critical Self Reflection

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedJanuary 2009
ApprovedJanuary 2009
AmendedAugust 2012
Version No.2

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To provide the student with the opportunity to critically assess the contribution made by theory acquired, by considering it within an industry-specific practical context.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Produce a clear and succinct report that provides evidence, knowledge and understanding of key management theory, both generally and in a specific area of study and apply this theory to the workplace.
2. Demonstrate understanding of and insight to the industry and organisation(s) under discussion, particularly in terms of relevance of particular management theories.
3. Critically review and evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses as potential managers within their chosen industry and sector.

Indicative Module Content

This module focuses on group and self-study activities. The students are expected to draw upon all the theoretical aspects studied to date and consider them in the context of their chosen industry/sector.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Surgery Workshops

Directed Study

This module relies heavily on directed study, which will include group-based discussions and self study

Private Study



Mode of Delivery

There will be an initial outline lecture, together with an assessment discussion lecture. Ongoing support will be available via weekly surgery slots for progress discussion. Students can draw upon current and/or past practical work experience.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

The module is to be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, comprising a report integrating theory and practice, together with a critical personal reflection.

Indicative Bibliography

1.MOON, J.A., 2004. A handbook of reflective and experiential learning: theory and practice. London: Routledge Falmer. ebook

2.TORRINGTON, D., HALL, L. & TAYLOR, S., 2017. Human Resource Management. 8th ed. Essex: Pearson Education.

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