Modiwl HPS-1006:
Ess. Skills for Ac. Success

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Hefin Gwilym

Amcanion cyffredinol

Aims: The module's aim is to nurture students' academic and employability skills. Students will acquire skills that will help them to produce good academic work, such as essay writing skills, basic research skills, skills for conducting a literature search and simple presentation skills among others. Improving students' skills-base will also help to enhance students' employability and in-work skills.

Students will gain three key employability skills:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management

Teaching and learning Strategy: Weekly lectures and seminars. The lectures will be generic for the whole of the first year. The seminars will be according to disciplines. The module also includes weekly presentation skills sessions. These are peer-led learning in which presentation skills are learnt and developed through practise and feedback. Students participate via a combination of giving short speeches and audience participation. Weekly lectures and seminars and for the peer led component - Practical classes and workshops. 1 hour presentation skills workshop x 6.

Assessment: 1,500 word essay 40 5 minute individual presentation 40 Peer Led Presentation Skills 20

Cynnwys cwrs

Subjects may include, but are not limited to: - How to write a good essay - How to conduct a literature search - What are your markers looking for? - What is Unfair Practice? - Enhancing my Employability - Historiography/using critical literature - Approaches to Historical and Social Research - Referencing well - How can study abroad improve my skills? - What to do when life interferes with study

Meini Prawf

da

Has a good understanding of the nature of knowledge in Humanities and Social Sciences. Able to communicate effectively in various forms and has good time management skills.

ardderchog

Has a critical understanding of the nature of knowledge in Humanities and Social Sciences. Displays excellent time management skills and has outstanding communication skills in all forms.

trothwy

Has a basic understanding of the nature of knowledge in Humanities and Social Sciences. Displays basic time management skills and demonstrates basic communication skills in all forms.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. To foster a critical understanding of various academic sources

  2. To develop time management strategies

  3. An understanding of what is meant by the Social Sciences and Humanities and the nature of academic knowledge in these areas.

  4. Gain the ability to communicate effectively

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
TRAETHAWD Essay

1,500 word Essay

50
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL Presentation

5 min individual presentation

50

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

12 x 1 hour lecture

12
Seminar

12 x 1 hour seminar

12
Private study

Private study to include, but not limited to reading, researching variety of subjects and analysing sources.

176

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • 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
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • 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.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • the ability to formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions
  • competence in using major theoretical perspectives and concepts in sociology, and their application to social life
  • the capacity to analyse, assess and communicate empirical sociological information
  • the ability to identify a range of qualitative and quantitative research strategies and methods
  • the ability to undertake and present scholarly work
  • the ability to understand the ethical implications of sociological enquiry
  • Be aware of the ethical, social and political contexts within which social policy practice and research is conducted and delivered
  • Develop a knowledge and expertise with respect to a range of evidence-based policy making and practice.
  • use some of the established theories and concepts of social policy and other social sciences to analyse how social needs, social problems and policies themselves are constructed and understood in both national and international contexts

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