Students are provided with, or arrange, approved learning and placement opportunities in work settings relevant to the programme of study in the School of History. They demonstrate a critical integration of theory, knowledge and practice. The placement can be paid or unpaid, or supported by external funding, and can occur in a variety of relevant campus, local, national or international settings (e.g. academic, cultural, heritage, statutory, NGO, research etc.). The module is assessed on the basis of an ongoing reflective portfolio maintained by the students in conjunction with the placement provider and their academic supervisor. They will methodically complete sections of their portfolio at key stages evaluating their planning, preparation, placement, skills application, skills acquisition etc. By the end of the placement, students will have demonstrated competence in applying the knowledge and skills gained in their programme of study and in working productively in relevant settings. They will also be expected to reflect on their experience and demonstrate personal development following briefings, debriefings and consultations with their placement provider and academic supervisor.
Module coordinator: Dr David Fitzgerald.