Teaching, learning and assessment methods
The overall teaching across the qualification will offer an integrated student experience using a wide range of teaching and learning resources and assessment approaches. The learning design for each module will be informed by the learning outcomes for the qualification. The module content, student activities and support and guidance will be planned to achieve the learning outcomes.
The four dimensions of learning design will include study of materials supplied by OU, online tuition provided by a tutor, student activities including reflective exercise, practical exercises, literature review, critiquing and collaboration with other students and finally, continuous and end of module assessments.
The materials will include a range of specially written module materials, case studies, original texts, study guides assignments and multi-media material.
An Associate Lecturer will be appointed to each module who will communicate via a tutor group forum. They are the first point of contact for students, to answer questions on materials, mark assignments and run online tutorials.
Students will be expected to engage in range of activities including reading texts, and scenarios, researching and using relevant literature on contemporary issues in HR and applying theories to practical situations. Cognitive and practical skills are developed through a range of activities within the modules including prompted and guided search and retrieval of information, literature and databases
The materials and Associate Lecturer support will help students to develop their skills in managing workload. Students will spend a large percentage of time working under their own direction and initiative.
Student progress and learning is measured by tutor marked assignments and examinations. Each of the two 30 credit modules will have two tutor marked assignments (TMAs) and one end of module examination.