EG404-5-AU-CO:
Continual Professional Development

The details
2019/20
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
12 April 2019

 

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

 

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Key module for

BA N863OS Hotel Management,
BA N863SS Hotel Management,
FDA N86GSS Hotel Management

Module description

The purpose of this module is to consolidate professional and personal learning and to provide a focus on the development of techniques and strategies for self-management of your continuous professional development, critical self-reflection of professional experience and application within an organisational setting as well as provide an understanding of the role and relevance of research for managers. The module will also provide opportunity to develop a range of skills to prepare you for career advancement and employment opportunities.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1. Critically reflect on professional and personal development.
- The role of lifelong learning in career development;
- Identification of career and personal goals.

2. Evaluate and review the key employment opportunities presented by the hospitality industry.
- Understanding personal strengths and weaknesses in seeking employment opportunities;
- Developing a professional cv;
- Making a job application;
- Interviewing techniques;
- The role and importance of professional associations and networks;
- The importance of ethics and values in personal and corporate behavior.

3. Construct a detailed personal development plan.
- Developing a plan;
- Monitoring a personal development plan.

4. Understand the principles of research design and evaluate a range of research
methods.
- The role of research in supporting management decisions;
- Research philosophy and strategies;
- Research design and design criteria;
- Qualitative and quantitative techniques;
- Sampling and validity.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Critically reflect on professional and personal development.
2. Evaluate and review the key employment opportunities presented by the hospitality industry.
3. Construct a detailed personal development plan.
4. Understand the principles of research design and evaluate a range of research methods.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will be directed independent learning under the supervision of an academic practitioner. Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate and develop professional practice. Group and /or individual tutorials will be used to support the development of the research project and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Individual Presentation 50%
Coursework Reflective Statement 50%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dimitri Lera
Edge Hotel School, ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr David Graham
Sheffield Hallam University
Principal Lecturer - Hospitality Management ext. 6090
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 12 hours, 10 (83.3%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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