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SPED3005/1 Work based learning: Enhancing professional practice


Intended Learning Objectives

The intended learning outcomes should be developed   between the programme team and the learner, to reflect the work experience   and the overall learning aims and intended learning outcomes of the overall   programme.

Generic intended learning objectives include:


At the end of the course students will be have   gained the following general competences:

  •   Developing the skills for practical enquiry   and evaluation through researching work based practice.
  •   Engage in reflective practice in order to enhance   professional practice and contribute to the overall development of knowledge.
  •   Become an autonomous learner and participate   in co-creation of learning experience, through the identification, setting   and achievement of learning outcomes.



The aim of this module is to provide learners with the opportunity to enhance their professional practice through a reflective experiential learning. The module also seeks to enhance employability by providing learners with practical experience within a professional context.

This course draws upon the skills and knowledge gained by students through earlier modules within a practical experiential setting.

The module provides the opportunity for learners to gain academic credit that recognises professional practice.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Learners are responsible for arranging their own work based learning experience. The work based experience should take place within a relevant role/work environment, where learners are able to demonstrate their professional practice.

All work placements should be reported to the course lead 2 months ahead of the commencement of the module in order that the programme team can assess the suitability of the proposed placement and that information can be provided to the employer.

The programme team and learner must agree the intended learning outcomes prior to acceptance of the proposed work based experience location.

In any work environments, students are expected to adhere to the policies, procedures and regulations of the ‘employer’ or work place.

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

Reflective learning log


Assessment Reflective essay (3,000 words) supported by Professional practice portfolio