HS3010 - Collaborative Project

What will I learn on this module?

The structure of this module has been developed to support your transition to learning in a Higher Education institute. The focus of the group project (showcase presentation) will allow you to continue to cultivate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the essential academic components required for studying at Northumbria University. The design is student centred and has been developed to incorporate project work linked to the national agenda for health, education and social care. Under the guidance of the module team, you will negotiate a topic relevant to your planned onward undergraduate study field and be supported to identify specific learning opportunities. In order to promote your learning about the chosen subject area, you will review and evaluate your field of study.

Due to the student led nature of the module, sessions have been designed to provide learners with a platform to employ an independent approach to study. Students’ will be guided/directed to research, appraise and evaluate a chosen health, social care or education related topic, where they will be given the opportunity be analyse and present findings based on best evidence.

The module themes support and consolidate other Foundation Year modules, developing you towards a sound understanding of professionalism in relation to your onward choice of programme field.

The negotiated group project module will provide you with the opportunity to attend seminars, workshops and face to face sessions where you will be supported to explore and develop your independent learning. It is helpful to note that this module design moves away from the traditional taught lessons.

The group showcase presentation will be the culmination of the Foundation Year programme and will serve not only as an opportunity to demonstrate professional collaborative working through summative assessment, but also a celebratory event to acknowledge the learners journey in preparation for undergraduate study.

How will I learn on this module?

You will be expected to actively engage in the learning process, participate in group-work and apply what is taught in the university.
You learn through a combination of lectures, workshops, directed, independent and group learning opportunities.
Some content will be delivered via a ‘flipped classroom’ learning approach, (a mix of e-lectures and seminars).

Lectures cover theories and concepts so you can tackle a series of guided exercises and many are electronic, therefore you can access them as many times as you need.
Technology enhanced learning will facilitate your learning and enable flexibility and independence as you progress through the module; Blackboard Ultra will enable you to access general module information, review all taught content remotely and will host independent, interactive e-learning which will underpin taught sessions. You will have access to Panopto video recordings to enhance your understanding of the module and assessment requirements

You benefit from feed-forward feedback, where your assessment becomes part of your learning and enables you to understand what you do well and what academic skills you need to develop during your foundation year. You are formatively assessed help you successfully work towards your summative assessment, the feedback you receive will also increase your learning and understanding

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will have a named Personal Tutor, who will provide help and advice at every stage of the programme. The module leader will provide guidance on the content of the module during formal teaching time, and throughout the academic year time will set aside on a regular basis for individual and small group tutorial support should you wish to access this. You will also be provided with the contact details of key module personnel within the module handbook and on the e-learning platform.?Lecturers will facilitate seminar groups to support academic development. You will have access to lecturers at specifically designated times via online forums; email; group tutorials and one to one meetings.??Formative and summative assessment tasks include ‘feedforward’ in preparation for assignments, and ‘feedback’ to identify aspects of students’ strengths and aspects which require development. Contact details for all tutors for this module are available in the module handbook and via the Electronic Learning Portal (eLP).???

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:
1. Demonstrate a fundamental awareness of the contemporary health, education and social care concepts. You will map this against the chosen field of study.
2. Demonstrate insight to the wider social, economic, environmental and political drivers of health, education and social care and aim to understand social determinants and inequalities.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Appraise and review the evidence base identified in the chosen subject area, contributing to the provision of accurate, reliable, and well-structured discussion to support findings and demonstrate knowledge.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Demonstrate the value base required for effective professional working; including themes such as safety, personal dignity, compassion, person centredness, evidence-based practice, promotion of individuality, independence, rights and choice. These themes will be mapped against your negotiated field of study.
5. Develop self as an effective and professional team member, valuing the contribution of others and your role within that team, providing constructive feedback and support to peers.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment:
Working independently, the student will explore a key theme / area of relevance to their planned programme of onward undergraduate study. This work will be informally presented to peers and academic staff within the group showcase allocation who will offer feedback through group discussion. This work will contribute to the group showcase presentation, building on elements presented to address the summative assessment criteria (MLO 1-5)

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment for this module is a 15-minute group presentation where you will be asked to explore ‘What is ….?’ (adult nursing, social work, primary education etc) highlighting relevant key themes and utilising skills developed from all FY modules (Nominal 1000 words)

You will receive written feedback following your summative assessment, which will indicate the mark awarded to your group for the module and areas for future development.
All students within each group will receive the same mark.
(MLO 1-5).





Module abstract

This module is designed for those students wishing to apply to progress onward to a suite of Health, Education and Social Care provided at Northumbria University (see programme specification for details of these) or to prepare you for other further study or employment in the sector.
This specific module will allow students to gain 20 credits at level 3 study and will, along with the other elements of the Foundation Year programme, provide ongoing preparation for students to access levels 4, 5 & 6 of their higher education journey. The content is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to undertake a directed group project.

The module is designed to employ an independent approach to learning, allowing students to develop their skills in literature research, appraisal and evaluation. The focus on professionalism, across the inter-related health, education and social care spectrum, will allow the learner to strengthen their fundamental knowledge and skills in accordance with the contemporary issues, providing a firm foundation for future studies and the development of professional identities.

The creative approach to assessments within this module will provide the opportunity for structured peer and academic feedback to enable the student to improve and consolidate their learning activity.
The module will contribute to the culmination of the Foundation Year in Health, Education and Social care and will provide an opportunity to reflect on personal development and celebrate achievement.

Course info

UCAS Code B760

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health, Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.


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