ARCH06051 2019 Learning to Learn

General Details

Full Title
Learning to Learn
Transcript Title
Learning to Learn
100 %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Shirley Markley
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology

This module is designed to motivate the student in his/her chosen field of study. The module will reinforce and develop key academic skills which the learner will require in their academic life and subsequently in their career (library usage and Internet research facilities). It will prepare the student for public speaking, academic writing and academic research. It will also facilitate students' transition into third level through reflection and investigations of learning strategies and prior learning.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Exercise substantial personal autonomy in relation to health, wellbeing, time and resource management. 


Give public presentations, using skills developed and learned in class.


Identify how to access academic information on the internet.


Demonstrate knowledge of the various resources libraries have to offer archaeologists.


Correctly present a piece of academic writing, with in-text referencing and associated bibliography.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time. The module will include lectures (60%) and practicals (40%) augmented by independent learning. The student will learn to apply the methods taught during the lecture components in order to successively navigate all taught modules in the archaeology programme. This approach is expected to address student learning needs.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment. The continuous assessment and course work will involve four assignments where students will be required to (i) complete a bibliographical assignment which demonstrates the student's ability to follow the Harvard referencing system in all future assignments (25%), (ii) complete an essay topic which demonstrates the student's ability to write academically on an archaeological topic (25%), (iii) complete a short oral presentation where student's will develop confidence and skills in formal presentations (25%), and (iii) complete a power point presentation where student's will develop technical skills in formal academic presentations (25%).


Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment component(s).

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

1. Learning to Learn: Key terminology, institute structures and systems, library resources, assessment mechanisms and feedback, time management.

2. Communications Skills: Team working; verbal, written and presentation skills; interpersonal skills; assertiveness.

3. Institute Policies and Procedures: As they relate to student learning and assessment.

4. Student Services and Supports: Personal and financial management, stress, physical and mental health, work-life balance.

5. Introduction to a range of subjects and lecturers on the degree programme.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Oral Presentation Continuous Assessment Oral Exam 25 % Week 8 1,2
2 Power Point Presentation Continuous Assessment Oral Exam 25 % Week 12 1,2
3 Bibliographical Assignment Continuous Assessment Assessment 25 % Week 4 3,4,5
4 Mini-essay Continuous Assessment Essay 25 % Week 6 3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Offsite Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Institute of Technology Sligo, Student Handbook.

Institute of Technology Sligo, Study Skills Handbook.

Buckley, M. 2010. 1st Cite @ NCI. National College of Ireland.

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URL Resources

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