Employability Based Learning 1
Employability-based Learning 1: Applying Theory in Practice (Cambria) 2023-24
School Of Computer Science And Electronic Engineering
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Indicative content includes:
● Workplace practices in the Computing industry
● Application of group theory: forming effective groups, managing group work, a review of group management theories such as Belbin and Tuckman
● How theory works in practice.
● Use of new ideas as transformational tools that leads to new levels of awareness, through reflection.
● Making sense of the practical relevance of knowledge, skills, concepts and theories.
● Relevance and context of knowledge, skills, concepts and theories.
● Development of insight and understanding, through analysis.
● Recruitment and applying for a job in the IT industry: different types of CV; adapting the CV; applying for a job; interview skills.
● Writing reflectively: development of reflection skills; methods for writing reflectively.
-threshold -Equivalent to 40%.Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
-good -Equivalent to the range 60%-69%.Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
-excellent -Equivalent to the range 70%+.Assemble critically evaluated, relevant areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
- Apply communication skills effectively to take advantage of new opportunities at work.
- Apply knowledge, skills, concepts and theories gained at Level 4 into work-based contexts and explain how they operate in practice.
- Demonstrate enhanced insight and understanding, through analytical comment, based upon specific examples.
- Explain the contribution made by others in a work-based context, recognising
interrelationships that enable common goals to be achieved.
- Summarise the enhanced contribution made in work-based contexts as a result of applying new knowledge and skills appropriately.
Produce an individual reflective report which summarises new knowledge and skills gained during Level 4 and how they have contributed to enhanced performance in work based contexts. The analysis must be supported by specific examples and is likely to include comparison of projects carried out early in Level 4 with later projects in order to identify progress. The explanation should be supported by research into accepted theories of group formation and group working
Logbook Or Portfolio
Project Possibilities Portfolio A portfolio to Identify potential workplace group projects in agreement with the assessor and employer that will provide the starting point for the group project portfolio. The evidence can include as example: communication records, appraisal/manager review, activity log, minutes of meetings and expert witness statements. The portfolio will also need to include an outline of any identified opportunities with a final choice and justification on how they will enhance knowledge and competence in the workplace.
Logbook Or Portfolio
Evidence Portfolio Compile a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates application of knowledge, skills, concepts and theories in context of a work based project involving the student to achieve a specific goal. The group project will be completed for the student’s employer and agreed in advance between the student, employer and assessor. The evidence can include as example: communication records, appraisal/manager review, activity log, assessor observation, expert witness statement and an examination of work products where appropriate. Appropriate supporting documentation will be included to describe how the group has achieved the objective and worked together for the duration of the project. Research will be evidenced using the Harvard Referencing system.