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Module

SHS2000 : HCA Academic Mentoring Stage 2

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Scott Ashley
  • Lecturer: Dr Micaela Langellotti, Dr Chantal Conneller, Professor Jeremy Boulton
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
ECTS Credits: 0.0

Aims

This is a non-credit bearing module that is compulsory for all students on HCA programmes in Stage 2.

The intention is to provide contact that allows students to develop and expand the attributes described in the Graduate Framework. At Stage 2 the module aims to encourage students to be engaged, collaborative and curious as well as encouraging critical thinking and building both confidence and resilience. We also expect students to be increasingly future focussed and globally and culturally aware as their studies progress.

It aims to:

1) Deliver small group present in person academic mentoring

2) Facilitate the transition from Stage 1 to Stage 2 (a critical transition as Stages 2 and 3 contribute to the final degree average)

3) Expand and increase critical thinking and approaches to university work

4) Encourage curiosity driven and collaborative research into subject specific themes and topics

5) Create group cohesion and enhance student confidence and resilience

6) Provide subject specific academic guidance in relating to either History, Classics or Archaeology depending on the student group.

7) Provide skills and training relevant to dissertation (or other capstone module) preparation in Stage 3.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will comprise 9x2hr present in person sessions delivered on campus.

The following themes will be covered:


Opportunities and the future, including preparing for Stage 3 dissertation research.

Group analysis of sources and data

Assessment preparation - planning, structure and execution

Digital skills: using online databases, resources and archives


Subject specific content in History, Classics and Archaeology

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 ActivitiesSmall group teaching92:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study912:00182:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This academic mentoring is additional support offered present in person to the normal credit-bearing modules that a student in the school will take. The module supports the student experience in Stage 2 by embedding each individual with a small group of peers and providing an academic mentor for support and guidance. Their skills and knowledge are not summatively assessed during this module, but is foundational to the credit-bearing elements of the Stage 2 curriculum in the School.

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
Portfolio1M100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

N/A

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