This module aims to equip the student to function effectively as an independent self-learner within the higher education learning environment, with specific reference to the area of business management. Students will be introduced to the learning context and the responsibilities of the individual learner within higher education. They will be encouraged to develop both practical skills and academic skills central to undergraduate business degree programmes.
These will include: time management; reading and note taking, critical analysis, critical writing, essay writing, reporting writing, preparing for exams, referencing, the use of information technology and associated software packages, presentation skills, problem solving, both individually and in teams.
In addition, the students will be introduced to personal reflection and increasing their effectiveness as an independent self-learners.