Short Title:Critical Skills Development
Full Title:Critical Skills Development
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CSKD H1000
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Building and civil engineering
Module Delivered in 52 programme(s)
Reviewed By:GLENN MEHTA
Module Author:PHIL MULVANEY
Module Description:The aim of the module is to develop the necessary learning strategies and study skills to succeed at third- level. The module will focus, in particular, on the development of critical skills such as research skills, learning skills, the skills of academic writing and referencing, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills/teamwork. These skills are critical for successful learning and professional development, and are highly valued by employers. It is recognized that the skills described, though generic, are nuanced in each specific discipline area. Thus, delivery and the learning, teaching and assessment strategy adopted in each discipline will be tailored to that target audience drawing on exemplars and best practice relevant to that discipline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify personal strengths and weaknesses as a learner, set specific learning goals and create a learning/professional development plan.
LO2 Study effectively as an independent learner and work collaboratively as a member of a team.
LO3 Manage time efficiently with regard to planning and organising learning tasks and learn to reflect on learning.
LO4 Use critical thinking and analytical skills to address a variety of challenges.
LO5 Write a research-based report and make an effective presentation.
LO6 Recognise the importance of academic integrity and identify ways of avoiding plagiarism in academic work through appropriate referencing.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal The Reflective Journal and Professional Development Plan will encourage students to reflect on their learning across all modules on their programme of study. Components can include a personal learning plan with specific learning goals. Learning Journal entries can include evidence of students' time management strategies with regard to planning and organising learning tasks. 1,2,3,4 40.00 Programme Board to Provide Date
Project Project or group project, including a written research-based report and presentation. (The presentation can be an individual/group/poster presentation). Project ideas will be agreed. The project can be linked with another module within the programme. 2,3,4,5,6 40.00 Programme Board to Provide Date
Continuous Assessment A variety of online and in-class assessments to assess participation and the achievement of learning outcomes e.g. critical thinking skills assessment, writing skills assessment, referencing and plagiarism assessment. 3,4,6 20.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Lectures/Tutorials/Workshops 3.00 Every Second Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Independent Learning 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Lectures/Tutorials/Workshops 3.00 Every Second Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Independent Learning 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Day, T. 2018, Success in Academic Writing, 2nd Edition Ed., Palgrave MacMillan Basingstoke
  • Cottrell, S. 2017, Critical Thinking Skills, 3rd Edition Ed., Palgrave MacMillan Basingstoke
  • Cottrell, S. 2013, The Study Skills Handbook, 4th Edition Ed., Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke
  • Stella Cottrell 2010, Skills for success: the personal development planning handbook, Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke [ISBN: 9780230250185]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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