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Professional Development and Learning


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Vanessa Iwowo
  • Tutors: to be confirmed
  • Assessment: a 3000-word essay/development plan (100%)

Module description

On this module you will examine your own self-development and learning while critically analysing key conceptual frameworks, and review and identify strategies for self-development. You will also develop an awareness of the issues with evaluating such approaches in your future professional career.

Indicative module syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Who am I?
  • Careers
  • Professional and Ethical Practice
  • Professional Relationships
  • Expectations and Challenges
  • Planning and Goal Setting

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate the conceptual foundations underpinning current and emerging understandings of professional development and learning
  • analyse and review the challenges to effective individual performance in contemporary organisations
  • analyse and review the challenges to effective interpersonal relationships in contemporary organisations
  • review and identify strategies for self-development of individuals and teams
  • evaluate understandings of self-development in relation to contemporary understandings of career development
  • demonstrate awareness of the importance of act ethically and professionally with a demonstrated commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity and to continuous personal and professional development.