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This is the current assignment for this module. It contains both formative and summative elements. The formative dimension is designed to 'help us help each other' through peer review. There are no right and wrong answers!


Reviewing a career development learning session (using the forum)
In order to help with the final assignment, you are asked to engage in this activity by 30th September 2014. Please see the forum for more details.



Career development learning project (5000 word limit: weighting 100%)
This module is summatively assessed via a career development learning project in a higher education context of your choice. You are asked to develop a case study using the headings outlined below.

Context (word guide: 1000)
Describe a particular group of people you are interested in. Evaluate the formalised career learning activities currently taking place (if any) and other relevant forms of career learning. Consider briefly the wider context such as: nature of the group; nature of the particular higher education context; destinations; and any other relevant information.

Design (word guide: 1000)
Design (or revise) a career development learning programme for the case study context containing between four and eight sessions. Describe the overall programme, the sessions and the participants' intended movement through the course. Provide detailed session plans for each session in your programme showing session aims, learning outcomes, activities and assessment methods and include these as appendices (this does not form part of the word count).

Rationale (word guide: 2000)
Provide a rationale for the design of your programme and its constituent sessions, making specific reference to the phrasing of learning outcomes and the choice of teaching and assessment methods. You are asked to link the learning verbs used in the learning outcomes with up to two theories of learning. Link the knowledge and understanding identified in the learning outcomes with topics and debates appropriate to our field.

Recommendations (word guide: 1000)
Make recommendations as to how this new programme could be negotiated, implemented and evaluated.

Final points
In total, the project report should be 5,000 words in length (excluding reference list and appendices). Once complete, send the project to Warwick using the course online submission system by the hand-in date. You will be invited to give overall feedback on the module as part of this. The overall word limit must be adhered to within a 10% leeway and beyond this will be penalised. Coursework will be assessed against the learning outcomes described in the module specification and postgraduate assessment criteria. The course guide to referencing (e.g. citation style, use of reference list and bibliography) must be used. Links to all these elements are available in the online student handbook in the student course space.

Tutorial support
You are invited to have at least one tutorial during the module. Tutorial can take place via phone, Skype or face-to-face at Warwick as needed. The meeting can last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on need. Any topic relevant to the module including the assignment can be discussed. Coursework sections can be discussed although not pre-marked. Tutorials should be arranged at least two weeks in advance. Please contact suggesting some dates and times to get the ball rolling. If you wish the tutor to read coursework, please allow 10 working days for reading. Tutorials should be arranged to take place within the first few months of the module and not in the month before an assignment deadline. More than one tutorial is possible and the course team can advise.