Module Title:   Higher Learning in Media

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0152D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Media, Design and Technology

Principal Co-ordinator:   Peter Lassey

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

This module will introduce students to learning in higher education, the concept of learning, the way in which assessment in HE supports and develops skills and how to analyse media texts. This will introduce students to the main assessment and analytical approaches provide opportunities to practice these approaches and to learn new skills.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The module will be delivered as team-based learning where students will work together in teams to develop skills. Students will be involved in group, individual and peer assessment. The theoretical content will be provided by a number of set texts including video and audio material which students will access via Blackboard during directed study. Readiness Assurance Testing will precede classroom activities and students will be assessed through a mixture of Individual, Group and Peer assessments.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   180.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   8.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Accurately describe a variety of techniques to support their learning.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Analyse media texts and accurately apply Harvard referencing to written work.
Research contemporary media and film resources.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Articulate opinions in written work.
Work effectively within a team.

  Other form of assessment   55%
  Individual Performance: RATs individual assignment, peer assessment
  Other form of assessment   45%
  Team Performance: TRATs, class activity
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary Assessment: Reflective Essay 4000 words

Outline Syllabus:
Learning, Assessment, Higher Education

Analysis of Media Texts

Reading, Researching and Essay writing

Referencing and using EndNote

Key Texts

BURTON, G. 2005. Media and society: critical perspectives, Maidenhead, Open University Press.
COTTRELL, S. 2008. The study skills handbook, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

DOUGHTY, R. & SHAW, D. 2009. Film : the essential study guide, London, Routledge.

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