This is the current assignment for this module. It contains both formative and summative elements. It should be used by those who attended the June 2013 residential.


A career development learning session (use the online forum for this module*)
This module is formatively assessed using the online distance learning materials and the forum.

Posts can be as short or as long as you want and the activity is designed to be fairly informal. Please note that you are also most welcome to email the module leader to discuss your work on this module individually.

*Posts can also be made on the Career Development Learning June 2013 Linked-in group.


Career development learning project (5000 word limit: weighting 100%)
This module is summatively assessed via a career development learning project in a curriculum or non-curriculum-linked context. You are asked to develop a career development learning case study in a context of your choice using the headings outlined below. Include detailed session plans for each session you design showing aims, learning outcomes, activities and assessment methods in the appendices.

Describe a particular group of students you are interested in. Evaluate the formalised career development learning activities currently taking place (if any) and other forms of career learning experienced by the students. Consider briefly the wider context such as: student intake; nature of course(s) enrolled on; student destinations; institution; and any other relevant information. (Word guide: 1000).

Design (or revise) a career development learning programme for the case study context. In relation to the overall career development learning programme state aims, learning outcomes, summary of topics and assessment methods. (Word guide: 1500)

Provide a rationale for the design of your programme and its constituent sessions, making specific reference to the phrasing of learning outcomes and the choice of teaching and assessment methods. You are asked to link the learning verbs used in the learning outcomes with one or more theories of learning. Link the knowledge and understanding identified in the learning outcomes with topics and debates appropriate to the field of career development studies. (Word guide: 1500)

Make recommendations as to how this new programme could be negotiated, implemented and evaluated at your institution. (Word guide: 1000)

Final points
In total, the project report should be 5,000 words in length (excluding reference list and appendices). Once complete, send the project to Warwick using the course online submission system by the hand-in date. You will be invited to give overall feedback on the module as part of this. The overall word limit must be adhered to within a 10% leeway and excessive length will be penalised. Coursework will be assessed against the learning outcomes described in the module specification and postgraduate assessment criteria. The course guide to referencing (e.g. citation style, use of reference list and bibliography) must be used. Links to all these elements are available in the online student handbook in the student course space.

You are invited to contact the Warwick module leader, Phil McCash, to discuss any specific aspect of this module prior to submission. If you would like to have a tutorial, please email some possible dates and times to