Academic Development - SO328

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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4 15 (7.5) MR AM Osgood




AVAILABLE only to students studying the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Programme



This module has been developed to facilitate learning of key skills in students with a range of abilities and needs. They will develop competence in: learning subject specific material and preparing assessed written and verbal assignments.These intended learning outcomes are consistent with the broader programme outcomes in terms of development of intellectual, analytical and communication skills.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

28. Learning and teaching will take place within a 4-day workshop. Total study hours: 122



Preliminary reading

Burns T and Sinfield S (2003) Essential Study Skills: The complete guide to success at University, London: Sage
Cottrell S (1999) The Study Skills Handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Cottrell S (2003) Skills for Success: the personal development planning handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Drew S and Bringham R (1997) mThe Student Skills Guide. Aldershot: Gower
Greetham B (2001) How to write better essays, Basingstoke: Palgrave
Marshall L and Rowland F (1998) A Guide to Learning Independently. 3rd end. Buckingham: Open University
McCarthy P and Hatcher C (2002) Presentation Skills. London: Sage
McIllroy D (2003) Studying at University. London: Sage
Northedge A (1990) The Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: Open University
Redman P (2001) Good Essay Writing. London: Sage
Talley J (1999) Extending and Developing your Thinking Skills. Student Toolkit 9.Milton Keynes: Open University Worldwide
Tracey E (2002) The student’s guide to exam success. Buckingham: Open University Press
Turner J (2002) How to Study. London: Sage
Arscot, K, Dagnan, D & Stenfert-Kroese, B. (1999) Assessing the ability of people with a learning disability to give informed consent to treatment. Psychological Medicine, 29, 1367-1375

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Demonstrate effective skills in written communication
Demonstrate verbal communication skills as required for seminar participation and oral presentations
Demonstrate an understanding of the academic conventions appropriate to the subject discipline
Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and synthesise information from reading and lectures
Use information and communication technologies for a range of activities such as bibliographic searches, data acquisition and data presentation
Reflect on their academic performance and assess their personal strengths and weaknesses

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