Module details for Skills for Study in Higher Education

Description

AHD010 is designed to support the development of core academic skills and to support your transition into back into study.

Aims

the aim of this Module is to support students' development of key skills in literacy, numeracy, collaborative working, thinking skills, employability and enterprise, and IT.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Communicate effectively in writing, using formal academic conventions where appropriate

2.  Use numbers confidently to solve problems and to understand the results.

3.   Study effectively both independently and with others.

4.  Understand, apply analyse and evaluate information gathered through research.

Indicative Content

1 About studying in higher education

Distinctive features of HE study, familiarisation with Abertay, thinking ahead to next steps

2 Effective Communication

Formal academic writing, effective presentations, taking notes, relevant IT tools.

3 Handling data

Building confidence in working with figures, gathering quantitative data, basic data analysis, relevant IT tools.

4 Developing ideas through research and critical thinking

Formal academic approaches to research, using the library, online research, developing arguments based on evidence versus assertions, analysing opposing points of view, relevant IT tools.

5 Studying effectively independently and with other people

Independent study, making the most of different types of classes, the challenges of groupwork, relevant IT tools.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

For session 2020/21 the expectation is that the teaching and learning hours stated in this descriptor will form a mix of synchronous and asynchronous student/staff activity, with the majority of this being online. The exact pattern of this activity is likely to vary from the standard face-to-face hours listed below but the overall student effort remains the same. Up-to-date information on the delivery of the module can be found on the relevant module MLS site and on your student timetable.

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 20
Tutorial/Seminar 20
Practical Activity 16
Assessment 40
Independent 104
Total 200



Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


Disclaimer

We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2020/21 , and may be subject to change for future years.