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MNGT322a: Work Based Learning

Department: Management School UG Office NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF6//RQF6
Study Level: Part II (yr 3) Credit Points: 3
Start Date: 05-10-2015 End Date: 24-06-2016
Available for Online Enrolment?: N Enrolment Restriction: Fully available to all students
Module Convenor: Dr CM Downs

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • Prior to MNGT322a, the student must have successfully completed:

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

  • :Lectures, seminars and workshops will draw upon a combination of MLL’s knowledge of academic work on work-based learning together with Careers knowledge of placement opportunities:


    • Critical reflection on own and others work based learning experiences
    • Ethical issues in WBL
    • The workplace as a learning resource
    • The role of the workplace as a learning organisation
    • Identification of informal and formal learning in the workplace
    • Critical perspectives on the learning organisation
    • CPD and employability – issues and practice
    • Developing as a reflective manager – issues of theory and practice


Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributes

  • Core module for BSc Business Studies (Industry)


  • 100% Coursework
  • 0% No formal assessment

Assessment: Details of Assessment

  • This module aims to bridge the gap between the workplace and study and to provide a closer link between activities undertaken on the placement and the academic programme.  While on placement students submit a negotiated learning agreement followed by monthly reflective learning logs. 

Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Mngt 322a  is designed to for level 6 students and therefore focusses on equipping and supporting students in developing further their ability to ‘critically review, consolidate and extend a systematic and coherent body of knowledge’ (from Undergraduate Modules - Credit Levels, LUMS teaching committee documentation)which in this module is based around critical reflection and evaluation of the topics listed in the outline syllabus above. Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding that enables them to ‘transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills’ (from Undergraduate Modules - Credit Levels, LUMS teaching committee documentation) in the development of their individualised portfolio of professional practice, that allows them to demonstrate how they have exercised significant judgement in a range of situations in the workplace, and that they can relate this to their programme of study, their own CPD and the needs of their placement as well as synthesising their learning with a growing body of theoretical knowledge that is firmly grounded in academic literature from WBL, from their subject discipline and from wider the management field in order to support their development as a critically reflective management practitioner.


    The level 6 KSUs are highlighted in bold rather than separated out, as the module as a whole (222, 322a and 322b) is designed to ensure that all students progress from level 5 to level 6 and that progression points can be monitored and measured by both tutors and students as they develop their skills in self-assessment and ‘accept accountability for determining and achieving personal outcomes’ (from Undergraduate Modules - Credit Levels, LUMS teaching committee documentation) skills developed at level 5 will be further developed at level 6.

Educational Aims: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • The module aims to develop student’s capability in:

    • Becoming a reflective learner and manager
    • Critical engagement with theories and frameworks
    • Develop effective advanced  communication skills in a range of settings and media that show creative and diagnostic skills
    • Structured analytical thinking
    • Problem solving and decision making
    • Utilising appropriate decision making techniques and supporting information to develop a complex argument or synthesis of ideas
    • Synthesising and analysing information in order to abstract meaning and knowledge
    • Planning and negotiation skills

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of module 222, 322a and 322b students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a critical awareness of methods and approaches to learning used in a work-based context
    • Apply appropriate models of learning in analysing and evaluating strategies and action planning
    • Comprehend and provide  a detailed analysis of a previously negotiated work-based issue
    • Reflect on and evaluate learning from personal and professional experience and analyse influences on decision making in across a range of criteria
    • Manage a programme of learning in a work context which meets student, employer and University requirements
    • Provide evidence of extended capabilities in appropriate negotiated key employability skills gained through CPPD (might, for example,  include communication, teamwork, leadership, and managing own learning)
    • Identify priorities and plan for continuing personal and professional development in final year and beyond

Learning Outcomes: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to...

    • Prioritise, plan and manage time and work effectively
    • Critically engage with theories and frameworks by applying them to real situations
    • Engage in a process      of dialogue and synthesis in gaining understanding of a range of situations      in the workplace
    • Create an      individualised portfolio of evidence that reflects their own work-based      learning
    • Critically reflect      on WBL theory and practice


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