HSMTSE-Transferable Skills and Employability

Module Provider: History
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
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Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Mara Oliva

Email: m.oliva@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

Over the course of three terms (autumn/spring/summer), the module aims to develop students’ writing and oral communication skills through a series of targeted workshops. These will include: academic writing, presentation skills, knowledge of social media and digital humanities. At the end of the module, students should acquire a range of transferable and employability skills that can be used in further post-graduate studies or work situations.


Aims:

Over the course of three terms (autumn/spring/summer), the module aims to develop students’ writing and oral communication skills through a series of targeted workshops. These will include: academic writing, presentation skills, knowledge of social media and digital humanities. At the end of the module, students should acquire a range of transferable and employability skills that can be used in further post-graduate studies or work situations.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:




  • Achieve a command of varying aspects of academic writing

  • Acquire presentation and oral skills

  • Organise material and articulate arguments effectively in writing & speaking

  • Locate and assemble information on the subject by independent research

  • Acquire introductory knowledge to digital humanities

  • Achieve command of public speaking & writing

  • Acquire a range of transferable and employability skills


Additional outcomes:

This module also aims to encourage the development of oral communication skills and the student’s effectiveness in group situations. Students will also develop their IT skills by use of relevant web resources.


Outline content:

Over the course of three terms (autumn/spring/summer), the module aims to develop students’ writing and oral communication skills through a series of targeted workshops. These will include: academic writing, presentation skills, knowledge of social media and digital humanities. At the end of the module, students should acquire a range of transferable and employability skills that can be used in further post-graduate studies or work situations.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The teaching for this module involves weekly two-hour workshops. Students will gain ‘hands-on’ experience of the historian’s many tasks through the ad-hoc exercises and examples.

Students will be required to prepare for seminars through reading from both the primary sources and the secondary literature and preparation of formative assignments.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 10 10 10
Guided independent study: 90 90 90
       
Total hours by term 100 100 100
       
Total hours for module

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Summative assessment- Examinations:

There is no summative assessment for this module


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

There is no summative assessment for this module


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

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Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 31 July 2019

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

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