CHLD C1701 - Academic Writing and Enquiry in Higher Education

Module Title:Academic Writing and Enquiry in Higher Education
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Students will engage in a variety of teaching and learning methods, such as videos, problem solving and critical thinking exercises, case studies, class discussions, and written tasks. Active participation will be encouraged to develop analytical and communication skills required throughout all areas of Higher Education. The module will be supported with on-line learning materials through the VLE and students will be expected to engage in self-directed learning to develop autonomous learning and work practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop and nurture student academic writing and enquiry-based skills necessary in Higher Education and prepare students to navigate the academic resources.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Highlight differences in online and classroom-based learning mediums;
LO2 Demonstrate the ability to gather, analyse, and evaluate literature;
LO3 Demonstrate effective academic writing and referencing skills;
LO4 Recognise the importance of effective writing and critical thinking across Higher Education;
LO5 Recognise the importance of effective communication and collaboration in Higher Education.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Learning in Higher Education
Differences in teaching and learning within Higher Education; Note-taking, and becoming an effective learner; Time-management and Organisation - schedules and deadlines; Reading skills for different purposes in Higher Education • Independent learning and working in groups
Academic Writing for Higher Education
Academic writing; how is it different? Essay writing; structure, argument and critical thinking; Referencing; citations and reference lists; Research; resources available, how to become an efficient and effective researcher, how to evaluate research; Plagiarism; how to avoid it and tools which can help
Oral and Communication Skills
Importance of effective communication; What is meant by good communication? Barriers to communication; Characteristics of good communicators; Nonverbal communication; Preparing presentations; Delivering speeches/presentations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal Students will participate in the Online Academic Integrity Module and critically reflect on their experiences and expectations of transitioning to Higher Education 1 10.00 n/a
Written Report Learners will provide written work for assessment based on the evaluation of two academic publications; 2,3,4 60.00 n/a
Presentation Learners will work in groups to deliver a pre-recorded group oral presentation 2,3,4,5 30.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Per Semester 2.00
Independent Learning Time Per Semester 3.00
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWECE_B Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Practice 1 Mandatory
CW_HWECE_D Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Practice 1 Mandatory