BE906-5-FY-SO:
Professional and Academic Development 2

The details
2024/25
Essex Business School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
15
16 February 2024

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BBA N100 Business Administration,
BBA N103 Business Administration (Including Placement Year),
BBA N104 Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N104CO Business Administration (Including Foundation Year),
BBA N110 Business Administration (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N120 International Business and Entrepreneurship,
BSC N121 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N123 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Placement Year),
BSC N124 International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N124CO International Business and Entrepreneurship (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N501 Marketing,
BSC N502 Marketing (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N504 Marketing (Including Placement Year),
BSC N505 Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N505CO Marketing (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N832 Tourism Management,
BSC N834 Tourism Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N355 International Business and Finance,
BSC N356 International Business and Finance (Including Placement Year),
BSC N357 International Business and Finance (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N358 International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N358CO International Business and Finance (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N111 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management,
BSC N112 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Placement Year),
BSC N113 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N114 Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N114CO Business Administration and Supply Chain Management (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N130 Business and Analytics,
BSC N131 Business and Analytics (including Placement Year),
BSC N132 Business and Analytics (including Year Abroad),
BSC N133 Business and Analytics (including Foundation Year),
BSC N133CO Business and Analytics (including Foundation Year)

Module description

This module will provide students with a clear understanding of feedback, Dweck`s concept of a `growth mindset`, and how they can use these to improve their studies and career.


This module also serves as a bridge for students' final year, so that students should be able to understand the expectations of the final year and the possible careers path they can take after their studies, and how they can use summer vacations to get ahead.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To develop a comprehensive understanding of feedback and growth mindset.

  • To provide the necessary tools to undertake group work and presentations.

  • To help students to bridge to the final year and to think about their future career plans.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Develop their knowledge and understanding of how to use feedback effectively and how to reflect on previous coursework. 

  2. Understand the difference between a `fixed` and `growth` mindset, and to understand how a growth mindset can help in becoming a more successful student.

  3. Prepare students to undertake career interviews and to understand feedback from the recruitment and selection process, in the context of growth mindset. 

  4. Identify their own career interests and to prepare an action plan for the next 4 years.

  5. Successfully undertake group-work and to understand individuals' behaviour in groups.

  6. Learn different techniques on idea creation and to relate it to problem solving in organisations. 

  7. Acquire relevant presentation skills and to be able to identify the different elements of successful presentations. 

  8. Prepare for the final year, and, ultimately, to help students graduate with a good degree.

Module information

Syllabus



  • What is feedback?

  • Growth mindset.

  • Careers interview and feedback.

  • Careers plan.

  • Idea creation.

  • Group work.

  • Presentation skills.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • Nine 1-hour lectures during the first and second term

Students are expected to undertake the reading before classes and to be prepared to engage in discussion.

Students are expected to prepare and deliver a group presentation in week 19.

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non - essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Career Plan    30% 
Coursework   Individual Reflective Report    55% 
Practical   Group Presentation    15% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Hugh Kilmister, email: h.kilmister@essex.ac.uk.
Hugh Kilmister, Dr Manuela Nocker, Dr Wen Zhang, Dr Chang-Hun lee
h.kilmister@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Murad Ali
Norhumbria University
Assistant Professor
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 6 hours, 6 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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