MA Work Placement
Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Teresa Crew
The placements seek to provide students with an understanding of the practical application of their academic knowledge of History, Welsh History or Archaeology to professional fields that are intimately associated with those disciplines. This may include, but not limited to, tasks in libraries, archives, excavations, museums, galleries, stately homes, schools. At the postgraduate level, the placement module is clearly linked to research-related tasks, which will enable the students to apply in professional environments concepts and methodologies they have become familiarised with during their postgraduate studies.
The students will work in a research-related environment, such as an archives office, an archaeological unit or a museum service. The students will undertake specific tasks of an academic nature as given by the officer(s) in charge. At the postgraduate level, students of this module will be expected not simply to follow instructions, but also to be able to take initiative. Students will also have the freedom to set up their own placements, as long as this occurs at the voluntary sector. If a student sets up her/his own placement, this will have to be approved by the tutor. These do not need to be restricted to north-west Wales. The module aims to allow students to tailor their work experience to their particular interests and career plans.
Students who receive a mark ranging between B- and B+ will regularly conduct the tasks allocated to them. They will read relevant texts and link their placement tasks with conceptual and methodological issues.
Students who achieve A- and above will show an exceptional performance at the placement and will be able to develop insightful remarks in their assignments on the links between theory and practice, building on their placement-related experience.
C- i C+
Students who receive a mark ranging between C- to C+ will regularly conduct the tasks allocated to them. However, other than that, they will fail to read relevant texts, link their placement to conceptual and methodological issues and will show no initiative.
Show regular attendance at the office of the relevant service or unit and adhere to the supervision and direction of the service officers and participate in the public role of that service or unit.
Demonstrate initiative in developing research-related tasks.
Produce a report, project or similar work to the professional standard required by the service or unit
Engage constructively in a learning environment
Undertake the searches and/or practical work within the normal sphere of the service or unit's activity.
Show ability to link complex abstract concepts and historiographical debates with practical tasks.
|TRAETHAWD||1,500-word essay exploring current developments/debates within the placement’s sector||
Students will be expected to highlight the extent to which they have understood the learning outcomes through writing clear cogent essays which will show their knowledge of important debates within the placement’s sector and linking them to historiographical issues. Answers will be graded by considering the scope of reading; content; focus and clarity of argument; analysis; presentation; and the ability to use references and bibliography appropriately. Answers will be expected to show detailed knowledge of the topic they deal with; to analyse evidence and interpretations critically and in-depth; and to engage with current historiographical controversies.
|LLYFR LOG NEU BORTFFOLIO||1,500-word workbook detailing tasks undertaken and reflecting on skills gained at the placement||
Students will be expected to critically reflect on the tasks skills they developed in the placement, when carrying out tasks and when developing initiative. Answers will be expected to refer to their preparation, to an account of their actual experience of the placement and to suggestions on how they could further develop the skills they developed in the context of the placement. Answers will be graded by considering content; clarity; analysis; presentation.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
4 workshops (1,5 hour each), where students will reflect on their placement experience as well link it to current debates within the placement’s sector and to concepts they have discussed in their postgraduate studies overall.
Work at an institution, where the student is expected to carry out prescribed tasks, but also to develop initiative.
1 introductory lecture (1 hour) outlining how students should approach the placement
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Gofalu - Dangos consyrn am eraill; gofalu am blant, pobl ag anableddau ac/neu'r henoed
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Articulacy in identifying underlying issues in a wide variety of debates.
- Precision of thought and expression in the analysis and formulation of complex and controversial problems.
- being sensitive to the differences, or the "otherness" of the past, and the difficulty to using it as a guide to present or future action
- being sensitive to the role of perceptions of the past in contemporary cultures
- planning, designing, executing and documenting a programme of research, working independently
- marshalling and critically appraising other people's arguments, including listening and questioning
- demonstrating a positive and can-do approach to practical problems
- demonstrating an innovative approach, creativity, collaboration and risk taking
- presenting effective oral presentations for different kinds of audiences, including academic and/or audiences with little knowledge of history
- making effective and appropriate use of relevant information technology
- appreciating and being sensitive to different cultures and dealing with unfamiliar situations
- critical evaluation of one's own and others' opinions
- engaging with relevant aspects of current agendas such as global perspectives, public engagement, employability, enterprise, and creativity
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