- Module description
Professional Placement (ARC3003)
|Staff||Dr Gillian Juleff - Convenor|
|Pre-requisites||60 Archaeology credits at level 2|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks; Term 2: 11 weeks;|
This module will give experience of professional archaeological practice, requiring the deployment in the work-place, of skills and knowledge acquired at stages 1 and 2.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Accept responsibility for a project, clarifying the task and implementing it under guidance
- 2. Demonstrate an ability to reflect critically on practical experiences gained and the impact they may have on his/her views and actions
- 3. Produce a reflective project report using appropriate illustrations and diagrams
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 4. Complete a work report to employers specifications
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 5. Preparing a CV and introduction letter to employer
- 6. Time management in a workplace environment
- 7. Negotiate the different types of working relationships with staff within the workplace, and others - directly or indirectly - relevant to the placement
- 8. Develop / enhance practical work-based skills and experience
Students must apply to the convenor to be initially accepted onto the module and allocation of placements will be made by the convenor.
- Pre-placement (start of term 3 in year 2): discussion of placement aims, preparation of current CV and introduction letter to potential employer (these will be forwarded to placement providers)
Post-placement (end of term 2 in year 3): discussion of placement work and experience, preparation of reflective report
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Placement||160||160 hours of placement|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||4||Workshops|
|Guided independent study||136||Preparation for placement and production of assignments|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|CV and letter of introduction||10||CV and 750 words max||5||mark and written feedback|
|Employer's reference||50||1-8||mark and written feedback|
|Written assignment||40||3000 words||1-4, 6-8||mark and written feedback|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Written assignment||Written assignment||1-4, 6-8||Refer/Defer period|
|CV and letter of introduction||CV and letter||5||Refer/Defer period|
It would not be possible to complete reassessment for the employers reference.
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Hunter, J. and Ralston, I. (eds) 1993: Archaeological Resource Management in the UK.
An Introduction. DOE 1990: Planning Policy Guidance: Archaeology and Planning (PPG 16). London. English Heritage 1999: Developing Frameworks: Policies for our Archaeological Past 1979-1999. London.
Grenville, J. (ed.) 1999: Managing the Historic Rural Landscape. London.
Griffiths, D. 1994: 'A field to the spoiler': a review of archaeological conservation on Dartmoor, in D. Griffiths (ed.), The Archaeology of Dartmoor: Perspectives from the 1990s, Proc. Devon Archaeol. Soc. 52, 271-286.
Rountree, F. 1998: Taking Stock of our Ecclesiastical Heritage. Pratt, L.V. & O'Keefe, P.J. 1984: Law and the Cultural Heritage
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Archaeology, placement, practical, employability