EC1CORE-Core Competencies in Economics

Module Provider: School of Politics, Economics and International Relations
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:4
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
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Current from: 2020/1

Module Convenor: Dr Vivien Burrows

Email: v.e.burrows@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

The module will introduce students to key academic skills and strategies that will support their undergraduate studies. Student will engage with a series of core competencies, including time management and independent learning, academic writing and referencing, and making effective use of feedback. The module will also explore a range of challenges frequently encountered by students along with coping strategies and advice on accessing the network of support available. There will also be opportunities for students to develop an understanding of how skills developed throughout their degree transfer to the workplace. 


Aims:

This module aims to develop an understanding of the core skills required for undergraduate study, including: independent learning and time management; researching library and online resources; academic writing and referencing; understanding marking rubrics; making effective use of feedback to improve future performance; ongoing reflection on academic and personal skills and how these can be transferred to the workplace.


Assessable learning outcomes:

At the end of this module, students should be able to:




  • Identify core skills required for independent learning and strategies for developing these skills;

  • Search for academic resources and apply academic writing conventions, particularly regarding referencing and bibliographies;

  • Understand marking criteria and how to use feedback effectively;

  • Identify the support networks available at the University and how to acc ess these;

  • Reflect on their academic and personal skills, identify areas for development and strategies for achieving this.


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Independent learning and time management; student wellbeing and welfare; researching library and online resources; academic writing and referencing; understanding marking rubrics; making effective use of feedback; reflecting on academic and personal skills and how these can be transferred to the workplace.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module will be delivered through a series of one-hour seminars in the autumn and spring terms, where students will have the opportunity to apply and discuss the material covered.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 5 2
Guided independent study: 0 0 0
       
Total hours by term 0
       
Total hours for module 7

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Last updated: 4 April 2020

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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