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BUS3341 : Reflective Learning Report

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module encourages students on their year abroad to critically reflect upon their learning and development. Through independent learning and systematic recording of their learning and/or working abroad experiences (via the ePortfolio blog facility), students are enabled to reflect upon their personal learning goals, processes and achievements. The module also creates an opportunity for the students to become aware of and evaluate the impact of culture of the country in which they spent their year abroad upon aspects of business management in that country.

The module aims:

a) To develop knowledge and understanding of the culture of the country in which the students spent their year abroad
b) To develop the ability to analyse and evaluate the impact of culture upon aspects of business management in the country in which the students spent their year abroad
c) To develop the ability to record in a systematic manner the experiences of learning and/or working in a cross-cultural setting
d) To enable critical reflection upon the students’ learning and/or working in a cross-cultural setting

Outline Of Syllabus

This module is centred on the students’ independent learning and their reflection upon their experiences during the year abroad. Instead of following a specific syllabus, in order to complete the module the students will post ePortfolio blogs throughout their year abroad, recording in a systematic manner their learning, managing and adapting to society and culture of their host country, including the challenges, triumphs, frustrations, misunderstandings and achievements they experience. The content of the ePortfolio blogs will therefore guide the individual ‘learning syllabuses’, determining the points on which the students will focus in reflecting upon their learning and development. They will also inform the reflective learning reports which the students will submit as their assessed coursework.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning150:0050:00N/A
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning150:0050:00N/A
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning195:0095:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Face to face contact hours with academic staff are low on this module as students are registered on the module whilst on their compulsory year abroad, however staff are available by email and telephone in the event of any queries or problems.

The first lecture, which will take place prior to the students’ departure for their year abroad, will provide the students with background information about the module expectations and assessment, and will offer directions for student-centred learning. Seminars will also take place prior to the students’ departure and will provide opportunities for consultation with the Module Leader and for clarifing the assessment requirements. The majority of the work necessary for a successful completion of this module will take place through students' private study.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M1002,000 word reflective learning report.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

(Reflective Learning Report based on ePortfolio blogs completed throughout the year abroad).

The coursework is designed to encourage the students to reflect upon their own learning and development throughout their year abroad and to relate their experiences to aspects of business management in the country in which they spent their year abroad.

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