EL5021 - Creative Reflection

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What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will develop an appreciation of some of the ways your writing benefits from critical reflection and enquiry. You will learn to produce work whose creative and critical elements support and enhance each other. In addition you will develop creative skills introduced at Level 4 which will prepare you for further study at Level 6.

How will I learn on this module?

The module is taught through weekly 1.5 hour sessions which will be a combination of lectures, seminars, creative writing exercises, writing workshops, and one-to-one tutorials.

Lectures provide introductions to difference forms and genres of creative reflection. Workshops allow you to discuss creative reflection with other students under the guidance of the module tutor and to develop your skills in writing and feedback. These sessions encourage you to engage with the material presented in the lectures and to explore your own responses critically and creatively. Workshop discussions develop intellectual, practical and transferable skills. The aim of this module is to create a supportive environment in which your knowledge, confidence, creative and critical skills in working on creative reflection can develop. The module makes appropriate use of technology enhanced learning through use of the Blackboard electronic learning platform and the online support offered by Northumbria’s SkillsPlus programme.

In addition to the scheduled lectures and seminars, you are expected to undertake both directed and independent learning. Directed learning includes preparation for lectures and workshops (including both reading and written work) individually or in small groups. Independent learning includes further reading and investigation, the consolidation of seminar materials, and revision/preparation for the module assignments.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Your learning will be academically supported by peer and tutor feedback on your work within writing workshops as well as tutor-led debates around different forms and modes of creative reflection; your tutor will facilitate set writing exercises and help trigger new work and provide tutorial support.

The module handbook provides details of lectures, seminars, reading lists and assessment criteria; lecture PowerPoint slides are made available on the e-learning platform, together with links to relevant skills materials in the library.
The module tutor is available in lectures and seminars, as well as during office hours, to discuss any queries or concerns you have.
Feedback in workshops and on the first summative assessment serves as ‘feed forward’, giving guidance on how to improve during the module. The second piece of assessment encourages you to reflect on feedback from the first.
You are advised to see your Guidance Tutor at least twice each semester to review your academic progress. The Guidance Booklet, which you receive at the start of your first year, includes structured materials designed to help you develop your self-reflection skills. These materials underpin the academic side of the regular Guidance meetings, helping you to learn how to best use the feedback you receive on your assignments, how to build on your strengths, and improve in the areas where you could perform better.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between creative and reflective critical work

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• Produce effective creative work in the light of critical reflection
• Demonstrate research skills appropriate to level 5 study of this subject

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• Reflect critically on work of self and others

How will I be assessed?

Formative feedback is offered in two individual 15 – 20 minute tutorials as well as through feedback in seminars and written feedback on draft materials. MLO 4

Summative
Portfolio 1 (50% summative): A creative reflection totalling 2000 words or equivalent in any genre or form. MLO 1, 2, 3.
Portfolio 2 (50% summative): A portfolio consisting of 1,000 words (or equivalent) of creative work and 1,000 words of critical writing reflecting on the creative process
Feedback will be provided using the Departmental template and comments on the script.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

EL5022 and EL5023

Module abstract

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Course info

UCAS Code QW38

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Humanities

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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