SPOR06052 2017 Research Based Study Skills

General Details

Full Title
Research Based Study Skills
Transcript Title
Research Skills
Code
SPOR06052
Attendance
90 %
Subject Area
SPOR - Sport/Rec/Leisure
Department
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Patricia McCaffrey
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business
Description

This module is for students making the transition to 3rd level study in the areas of Sport and Business. The module uses a variety of teaching techniques to build confidence and competence in time management, the use of source materials, research methods, essay writing, note-taking, reflection and presentation skills. It is intended to help students with aspects of their learning that may require specific attention.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe prior learning experiences and identify key learning strategies required for third level learning

2.

Identify and implement key reading, listening and note taking skills for more effective academic practice

3.

Identify and demonstrate key skills in academic writing

4.

Identify critical thinking skills and use them to analyse various texts

5.

Evaluate the reliability and effectiveness of various sources of knowledge

6.

Identify and demonstrate the key skills of individual and small group oral presentations

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The learning strategies are student centred, where active participation and experiential learning are used extensively. Students are encouraged to have a voice and what they say is valued. For many, such an independent approach to learning is an alien experience (Kneale, 2015) and for some this may be disconcerting. Overall the aim is to provide explicit scaffolding and a ‘safe space’ to help structure the transition to learning in higher education, addressing the skills needed for 'doing' independent learning related to higher education.

Module Assessment Strategies

learning outcome learning methodology assessment method

1. Describe prior learning experiences and identify key learning strategies required for third level learning

         Whole class discussion, reading, small group and paired activities
         Learning Journal

2. Recognise the central role of reading, listening and note taking in academic practice

    Whole class discussion, reading, small group small group and paired activities

    Learning Portfolio

3. Identify and demonstrate key skills in academic writing

    Whole class discussion, reading, small group small group and paired activities

    Writing Portfolio

 4. Identify and analyse critical thinking skills.

     Whole class discussion, reading, small group small group and paired activities

     Learning Portfolio

5. Evaluate the reliability/effectiveness of various sources of knowledge

    Whole class discussion, reading, small group small group and paired activities

    Oral Presentation

6. Identify and demonstrate the key skills of individual and small group oral presentations, including using self and peer-assessment based on a criterion referenced assessment.

   Small group activities

   Oral Presentation

 

 

Repeat Assessments

Same as original assessment

Indicative Syllabus

 Learning Strategies

  • Active learning and engagement
  • Taking responsibility
  • Managing time and morale
  • Managing stress
  • Independent learning
  • The purpose of reading for research

Reading, listening, note-taking

  • Reading approaches - skimming and scanning
  • Reading for precision and relevance
  • Listening for overall meaning and specific detail
  • Making notes in lectures and from reading - thinking on paper / Cornell System
  • Reading habits
  • Mind mapping

The Academic Writing Process

  • Approaches to writing
  • Purposes of writing
  • Structuring academic writing - clarity, consistency and cohesion
  • Academic writing style
  • Drafting and formatting ideas - paraphrasing and plagiarism
  • Harvard Referencing

Critical Thinking

  • The value of critical thinking
  • Personal strategies and barriers to critical thinking
  • Evaluating a point of view
  • Supporting arguments and conclusions
  • Expressing and supporting personal opinion
  • Creating, writing in reflective logs / blogs

Sources of Knowledge

  • Accessing a range of sources - written: journals, electronic media, newspapers, chapters.
  • Empirical Evidence - reliability and validity
  • Contemporary sport / business issues

Presentation skills:

  • Preparation, practicing and executing a power point oral presentations.
  • Task cards to aid memory
  • Effective public speaking skills based on delivery, voice quality, eye contact, posture and confidence.
  • Structuring content and making use of visual aids effectively

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Learning Journal Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 12 1,6
2 Learning Portfolio Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 10 2,4,6
3 Writing Portfolio Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % Week 13 3
4 Oral Presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 10 5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Research Skills Theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Portfoilo Tasks 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

CORE TEXT 

Moore,S., Neville, C., Murphy, M., and Connelley, C. (2010) The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook. Berkshire: Open University Press.

SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS

Buzan, T. ((2005) The Ultimate Book of Mind Maps. London: Thorsons.

Cottrell, S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: developing effective analysis and argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cottrell, S. (2008) The Study Skills Handbook. 3 rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gillet, A., Hammond, A. & Martala, M. (2009) Successful Academic Writing. Harlow: Pearson.

Hamp-Lyons, L. &Heasley, B. (2006) Study Writing: a course in writing skills for academic purposes. 2 nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Meegan, J and Staples, M. (2009) Preparing for study. Milton Kynes: Open University Press.

Oshima, A. &Hogue, A. (2006) Writing Academic English. 4 th ed. New York: Pearson Education.

Peck, J. &Coyle, M. (2012) The Student’s Guide to Writing: spelling, punctuation and grammar. 3 rd ed. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Peck, J. &Coyle, M. (2012) Write It Right: the secrets of effective writing. 2 nd ed. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

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