SAFE06030 2019 Occupational Safety and Health Enquiry Based Learning 1
The theme of this Enquiry Based Learning module is Discovering Occupational Safety and Health. This module introduces the student to independent and group learning activities essential for the Occupational Safety and Health professional. It will also show the link between foundation science subjects and the OSH professional.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered fulltime. EBL is a facilitated learning approach where students engage in workplaced based scenarios and construct their own learning, identifying gaps in their knowledge and undertaking research to bridge the learning gaps. Facilitators guide students through their learning journey assisting them in the maintenance of a healthy team environment as well as guiding on subject matter. This is carried out in a structured environment where the integrity of the teaching is maintained and a safe learning environment protected at all times. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessments are formative and summative relation to Process Marks (60%) and Product Marks (40%)
This module comprises a number of workplace based scenarios, typically running over a period of weeks, in which the students apply knowledge to solve technical OSH issues. The students work in groups and are collectively & individually responsible to deliver their work in a professional manner according to an agreed criteria & timeline.
Students are given precise instructions at the beginning of each scenario outlining the key issue(s), the marking scheme attaching to the scenario including process mark and product mark and the expected assessment format. Assessments can be, but are not limited to, MCQ's, exams, presentations, reports, video production, storyboards etc
Students are expected to carry out work in EBL class and independently outside class time according to their own schedule.
Presentating technical information.
Facilitating, and participating in, small group meetings.
Introduction to Enquiry Based Learning (EBL).
Self directed learning.
Sourcing and referencing hardcopy and electronic information.
3. Technical Knowledge
Fundamentals of OSH, Biology and Chemistry.
Introduction of stakeholders in OSH in Ireland
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Facilitated group activities and feedback on group and individual performance.||Formative||Performance Evaluation||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5|
|2||Process||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||60 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|3||Product||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||9||Weekly||9.00|
|Problem Based Learning||Flat Classroom||Enquiry Based Learning||5||Weekly||5.00|
De Vito, J. (2003) Human Communications: The Basic Course, Allyn & Bacon, Boston
and / or
Harvey, N. (2002) Effective Communication; Gill & Macmillan, Dublin
Leedy, P.D. (2001) Practical research : planning and design, Merrill Hall & Prentice NJ
McMillan K & Weyers J (2006) Smarter Study Skills Companion, Pearson, Essex
Ridley J. (2004)Health and Safety in Brief, Biddles Ltd, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Stranks J. (1996) Safety Technology, Financial Times, London
Stranks J. (2000) Handbook of Health and Safety Practice, Pearson Education, London
Supplementary Reading: Communications
Daire & Coffey (2010) Emotional intelligence (EQ) : a leadership imperative, Management Briefs, Dublin
Lindenfield, G. (2001) Assert yourself : a self-help assertiveness programme for men and women, Thorsons, London
Nelson-Jones, R. (2004), Effective thinking skills : preventing and managing personal problems, Sage Publications, London
Summers, J. (2004) Communication skills handbook : how to succeed in written and oral communication, Wiley & Sons, Australia
Text books used will be dependent on specific group work assigned.
Health and Safety Review
To facilitate EBL a flat classroom with adequate IT resources will be required for all sessions.
A student to facilitator ratio of 12:1 required to facilitate the delivery of Enquiry Based Learning