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Module

SEL3325 : Cultural Industries Placement Module (Semester 2) (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Tina Gharavi
  • Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To give students the opportunity to gain work-based related experience in one of the cultural industries which relates directly to their academic study.
To enhance students’ employability skills including: communication, research and management.
To encourage self-appraisal and the ability to work effectively with others.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students attend briefing sessions and training in employability and entrepreneurial skills and are attached to appropriate placement.
Students visit their placement for one day per week (or other form of arrangement as suiting the student and the host) for approximately 60 hours where their role will be to undertake duties as agreed between placement provider and Module Leader.

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence of competence and understanding of the role and the relation of their knowledge and skills to it.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00N/A
Placement/Study AbroadEmployer-based learning106:0060:00Hours with placement host: online or in person
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching13:003:00Synchronous mid-module reflection session
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops33:009:00Enterprise and skills workshops
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1125:00125:00Independent study and research, self-directed learning
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision20:301:00One-on-One tutorial, mid-way and final project/assessment feedback sessions
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module gives students the opportunity to practise skills in a work environment.

The nature of the work placement requires students to exercise a high level of initiative and resourcefulness. Students will be assessed through the submission of a Project Work Diary and a Final Report which together form the Placement Portfolio.

Some of the teaching and placement opportunities maybe via on-line methods.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2A803000 word final essay or independent project
Reflective log2A20Project diary, reflective log, in the form of an on-line blog
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Placement Portfolio (diary and final report) will require reflection on and understanding of the organisation, the projects the students have undertaken and their specific role, as well as the development of their own competencies and skills.

Reading Lists

Timetable