AR250-5-FY-CO:
Essex Cultural Outreach: Placement Module

The details
2019/20
Art History and Theory
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15
02 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
AR150
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Key module for

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Module description

This module builds on an earlier module, Essex Cultural Outreach, in which students had a chance to learn about outreach activities and gain some first-hand experience by running a family day and sessions in Schools. The current module allows students to expand on this first-hand experience, this time in form of a short placement with a partner organisation (such as a museum). Typically, the placement will be in the outreach team/department of this partner organisation.
The placement will take place in the context of two other activities: (a) interview and application training; and (b) reflective activities about the placement.
A number of partner organisations will be approached to offer placements, to which students can apply. Students can also find their own placements, but need the module supervisor's approval of any placement prior to taking it up.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

• To provide you with the opportunity to build on the high-quality training received in Year 1 to apply your learning in a work-related context.
• To enable you to develop essential work-based and transferable skills throughout the placement (notably team work, leadership, resilience, experience of working with outside organisations.
• To provide you a wider insight into cultural and creative industries
• To offer you with the opportunity to analyse and reflect on your practical work.


Module learning outcomes

As a result of this module students should be able to:

1. Gain further insight and understanding into cultural and creative industries and built up more practical outreach experience;
2. Demonstrate communication and analytical skills through producing reflective documents and presentations;
3. Reflect on own experience to inform career decision making and to enhance personal effectiveness for employability and study;
4. Successfully work on a placement to deliver a set objective and communicate effectively with an audience.

Module information

This is a non-standard module. It mainly consists in a placement. In addition, it includes:

* Application and interview training (half-day).
* A group presentation.
* Reflection on the placement.

A number of partner organisations will be approached and offer placements, to which students can apply. Students can also find their own placements, but need the module supervisor's approval of any placement prior to taking it up.

Learning and teaching methods

Half-day training event (3.5h - Autumn Term) Speed-dating session with placement providers (2h - Autumn Term) Reflective Session (2h - Spring Term) Short placement: either three weeks full-time or part-time over 10 weeks.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework 3 x 600 Word Reflective Blogs or 3 x 2-3 minute videos TOTAL 45%
Coursework 1500 Word Reflective Essay 21/04/2020 40%
Coursework Reflective Blog or Video 1 01/05/2020 0%
Coursework Reflective Blog or Video 2 01/05/2020 0%
Coursework Reflective Blog or Video 3 01/05/2020 0%
Practical Individual Presentation 10-20 minutes 15%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gavin Grindon
spahinfo@essex.ac.uk Prof Fabian Freyenhagen Room 6.124) ffrey@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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Travel costs for approved work placements and live projects for this module may be covered wholly or partly at the discretion of the department. Please check with your module supervisor for details.

External examiner

Prof Richard Simon Clay
Newcastle University
Professor of Digital Cultures
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).

 

Further information
Art History and Theory

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