Foundation week (M0)

The aim of the Foundation's module is to learn to apply the skills and concepts required for Professional Military Education (PME).Course participants will become broadly familiar with the tools and practices of academic research and be introduced to the requirements of assessments, effective communication,and course assignments. Through a series of lectures and seminar activities, course participants will learn the required standards of the JCGSC, and will be to introduced to academic research, written and oral communication, as well as critical thinking. In addition, the module will refresh teamwork skills and give opportunities to prepare for group work in the syndicates.

By the end of the module,course participants should be able to use a variety of resources for the purpose of independent study and group tasks. They should also be aware of the importance of being able to assess, analyse,and evaluate information and communicate their arguments effectively.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Utilise key concepts of critical thinking.
  2. Employ critical thinking skills in order to analyse and evaluate information, to develop a coherent argument,and to communicate it orally and in writing.
  3. Identify team roles and utilise teamwork skills in group activities.
Assessment method Assessment
Participation in the BelbinTest; seminar discussion Formative
Credits: 1 ECTS  

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