Personal and Professional Development Planning
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Carol Zhang
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 75 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 15 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
Students will undertake a variety of business-related activities to enhance the development of transferable and study skills. Performance in teamwork and in self-managed tasks will be developed. In particular, students will be encouraged to think creatively and constructively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan for effective strategies towards achieving those aims; and to become aware of the opportunities for the Work Placement incorporating Personal and Professional Development Planning in the second year and skills enhancement in Levels 5 and 6.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between study skills and transferable skills.
- Demonstrate self-reflection in learning, and identify personal learning strengths and weaknesses, and individual learning styles.
- Set personal goals and evaluate progress towards their achievement.
- Develop skills involved in the process of self-reflection and personal development planning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Harvard referencing system.
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Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Cottrell, S. (2013). The Study Skills Handbook. (4th edition). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Kumar, A. (2007). Personal, Academic and Career Development in Higher Education: Soaring to Success. Routledge.
- Payne, E. and Whittaker, L. (2006). Developing Essential Study Skills. Pearson
- Whetten, D.A. and Cameron, K.S. (2011). Developing Management Skills. (8th edition). Pearson International Edition. Pearson Education.