COMM06050 2018 Personal Development

General Details

Full Title
Personal Development
Transcript Title
Personal Development
Code
COMM06050
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
COMM - Communication
Department
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Vivion Kinsella, John Weir
Programme Membership
SG_KAPPL_B07 201800 Bachelor of Arts in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KSODV_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Software Development SG_KSMAR_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KSMAR_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KGAME_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Games Development SG_KGADV_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Games Development SG_KAPPL_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KNETW_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Computer Networks SG_KAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Computing in Application Design and User Experience SG_KSMAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KSODV_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Software Development SG_KCMPU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KSMAR_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Smart Technologies SG_KCMPU_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Computing SG_KCMPU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computing SG_KNCLD_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KSODV_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Software Development
Description

This module is designed to introduce students to the higher education environment and to assist them to develop learning, study and communication skills early in their undergraduate career. The module will support students to develop a more independent, reflective and self-managed approach to study, learning, and time management.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to study, reinforced by goal setting.

2.

Build confidence in interpersonal skills.

3.

Analyse key influences on the information technology sector.

4.

Demonstrate skills appropriate to higher education such as, though not limited to: academic writing and critical thinking.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching and learning strategy is one which is founded on student-centred active learning.  Student autonomy is fostered and reflected in the assessment strategy.  The communication process is central to the teaching and learning strategy for this Personal Development module where learners are encouraged to be responsible, critical and reflective about the world, while at the same time develop an understanding of the ethical and professional issues that influence their choices. 

Module Assessment Strategies

A clear assessment strategy can complement a statement of intended learning outcomes and aid its interpretation by learners.

Students will participate actively in their own learning and have the opportunity to reflect on their learning progress, through oral and written research-based presentations.  Throughout the process feedback will be provided by peers and lecturer.

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat attend.   

Indicative Syllabus

Develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to study reinforced by goal setting

  • Through lectures and student-centred workshops students are taught the importance of, and the skills to develop, an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to study reinforced by goal setting.  Theory and practice, in relation to concepts such as, the self, teams, and responsibility, is important here.

 

  Build confidence in interpersonal skills

  • Interpersonal skills, verbal and non-verbal, are built and developed through group tasks such as: discussions, debates and presentations.  Interpersonal skills are an essential core set of skills that every student must possess in order to function efficiently and purposefully both in the academic environment and then in their employment environment.

 

 Analyse key influences on the information technology sector

  • Students are encouraged to view the big picture of information technology.  Topics for consideration under this heading include, though may not be limited to: politics, education, culture, finance, leadership, ethics and law.  Students will receive instruction and guidance, case studies, articles and so forth, and be expected to engage with the material to form individual opinions which they shall have the opportunity to defend and elucidate.

 

Demonstrate skills appropriate to higher education such as, though not limited to: academic writing and critical thinking

  • Through guided research-based activities, students will analyse data to reach conclusions, and present those findings by means of presentations and/or written reports.  Students will be instructed on how to research, colate and present material in a professional manner appropriate to academic standards and the higher education environment.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual written report Continuous Assessment Written Report 40 % Week 12 4
2 Presentation group project Continuous Assessment Group Project 20 % Week 6 1,2,3
3 Presentation group project Continuous Assessment Group Project 40 % Week 11 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture, interactive group work, discussion, guest lecturers 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2010-02-01 The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (Open Up Study Skills) Open University Press
ISBN 0335241034 ISBN-13 9780335241033

The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism This excellent new edition of The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism will continue to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance on making sure you are not committing plagiarism. Full description

Recommended Reading
2013-10-29 Ethics and Emerging Technologies Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 0230367038 ISBN-13 9780230367036

Title: Ethics and Emerging Technologies <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Ronald L Sandler <>Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN

Recommended Reading
2017-03-14 Critical Thinking Skills: Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection (Palgrave Study Skills) Palgrave
ISBN 1137550503 ISBN-13 9781137550507

Module Resources

URL Resources

http://www.oecd.org/ireland/   The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

https://www.cepis.org/   The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)

https://www.ics.ie/  The Irish Computer Society

https://www.ieee.org/index.html   The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

https://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Home/4.htm  The Data Protection Commissioner Ireland

https://www.patentsoffice.ie/en/  The Patent Office Ireland