|Prerequisites for Module|
None, in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable the student to develop and apply information skills and knowledge in a professional work placement.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||To synthesise the contribution of the host department and placement job role to the placement organisation/provider.|
||To reflect on the knowledge and skills gained on the professional fieldwork placement. |
||To evaluate the contribution of theory to professional practice in the fieldwork placement.|
||To apply skills assessment and profiling tools to identify strengths and development areas for personal development and to produce a Personal Development Plan (PDP).|
Indicative Module Content
Skills Assessment; Career Objective Setting; CV Writing; Reflective Writing; Personal Development Planning; Four-week placement experience, in an appropriate organisation, as an information/library professional.
Indicative Student Workload
|Full Time||Distance Learning|
|Tutor Support and mentoring||2||2|
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|Directed study (CV writing and placement preparation)||30||30|
|Directed study (skills assessment)||6||6|
|Directed study of web-based materials and activities||0||6|
|Personal Development Planning||24||24|
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|Self-directed study||60||60||Mode of Delivery|
Full-time students: Pre-placement seminars/worshops and personal placement tutor support from academic staff during the placement period.
Distance Learning Students: Online topics/activities and tutor support (including discussion forums and chat sessions) from academic staff.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
Reflective Report and PDP
|1.||Students will be guided to particular information sources related to preparation for the professional fieldwork placement experience including CV writing, skills assessment, personal development planning, reflective writing and report writing.|
Distance learning students who have current or recent relevant work experience, which has been approved by their Course Leader, may complete the coursework assignments by drawing on this experience rather than from completing a four-week full-time placement.