Module Code: H6MYL
Long Title Managing Your Learning
Title Managing Your Learning
Module Level: LEVEL 6
EQF Level: 5
EHEA Level: Short Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: Laura Costelloe
Module Author: Laura Costelloe
Departments: NCI Learning & Teaching
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Apply a variety of learning skills and strategies that coincide with their learning strengths and preferences.
LO2 Evaluate their strengths and weaknesses and implement a self-development plan which reflects on the actions needed to further their learning skills and strategies.
LO3 Demonstrate their reading, writing, note-taking, summarising and time-management skills, displaying evidence of the skills needed to avoid plagiarism and maintain appropriate ethical standards for academic writing.
LO4 Manage their own learning in a group setting through preparation of a group project and participation in a peer-assessment exercise.
LO5 Communicate effectively in a variety of modes (i.e. oral and written).
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Learning skills and strategies
• Introduction to learning and learning techniques. • Learning at third level. • Independent learning skills. • Effective reading, writing, note-taking and summarising skills. • Memory and critical thinking techniques.
Personal development and self management
• Managing own learning. • Self-assessment of own skills and learning needs. • Preparing a personal development plan. • Time management and getting the balance right. • Stress management. • Communication (oral and written).
Group work and collaborative approaches to learning
• How to work in a group Developing inter- and intrapersonal skills. • Learning through peer interactions and peer assessment.
Academic Integrity: referencing and avoiding plagiarism
The importance of academic integrity and appropriate ethical standards for academic writing; Incorporating outside sources and adhering to referencing conventions (e.g. Harvard Style); Plagiarism - recognising and avoiding plagiarism, awareness of consequences
Assessment Breakdown%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Portfolio % of total: 70
Assessment Date: Sem 1 End Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Students will prepare a portfolio documenting and evidencing the learning that has taken place throughout the module. Elements of this portfolio will be prepared in class, while other elements will be completed during independent study time. Indicative content of the portfolio: reflection on learning strengths and preferences; self-development plan; critical report (academic assignment/literature review/book review/critique); end of semester reflection and indication of future study plans; reflection on group presentation exercise. Components of portfolio may vary, particularly if assessment is integrated with other modules on the programme.
Assessment Type: Group Presentation (0060) % of total: 30
Assessment Date: n/a Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
In groups of 3 or 4, you are asked to prepare and present a 15 minute presentation to be delivered to the class, which should be accompanied by a one page explanatory hand-out, emphasising key arguments and referencing works cited. Part of the presentation will incorporate peer- and self-assessment, which will allow you to reflect on your own performance and that of your group in the preparation of the presentation.
No End of Module Assessment
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat failed items
The student must repeat any item failed

NCIRL reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 8 Every Week 8.00
Tutorial No Description 1 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) No Description 24 Once per semester 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 101 Once per semester 8.42
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Cottrell, Stella. (2013), The Study Skills Handbook, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
  • Moore, S., Neville, C., Murphy, M. and Connolly, C.. (2010), The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook, McGraw Hill/Open University Press, Maidenhead.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bradbury, A.. (2010), Successful Presentation Skills, 4th. Kogan Page, London.
  • Carter, C., Bishop, J & Kravits, S.. (2014), Keys to Effective Learning: study skills and habits for success, 6th. London, Pearson.
  • McMillan, K and Weyers, J.. (2011), The Study Skills Book, 2nd. Harlow: Pearson.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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