CO7202 Seminar


CO7202 Seminar

Credits: 5 Convenor: Prof. J.L. Fiadeiro Semester: 1

Prerequisites:
Assessment: Coursework: 100% : none%
Lectures: none Problem Classes: none
Tutorials: none Private Study: 21.5
Labs: none Seminars: 8
Project: none Other: 8
Surgeries: none Total: 37.5

Subject Knowledge

Aims

Learning Outcomes

The main learning outcomes of this module are in the development of research skills and working relationships. At the end, students should have improved their ability to:

Methods

In weeks 1-4 of the semester, students attend a series of 4 seminars by selected speakers (both internal and external) and are given papers/software to study that are related to the themes covered by the seminars. The students are then divided into groups each of which is associated with one of the seminars and the related papers/software. In weeks 5-8 the groups discuss the material from the seminars and the papers/software; these discussions will be moderated by members of staff in each group, thereby encouraging group learning. In weeks 9-12 each group is required to prepare a collective essay of about 3,000 words based on the seminar, papers/software and the group sessions.

Assessment

Marked coursework (Essay) and marked Participation in Group Discussions

Course Description

The main learning outcomes of this module are in the development of research skills and working relationships. At the end, students should have improved their ability to:

In weeks 1-4 of the semester, students attend a series of 4 seminars by selected speakers (which can be either internal and external) and are given papers/software to study that are related to the themes covered by the seminars. In 2003-04, these will be:

October 10 Dr. Piotr Kosiuczenko University of Leicester
October 17 Prof. Anthony Finkelstein University College London
October 24 Dr. Cornelia Boldyreff University of Durham
October 31 Prof. Gordon Blair Lancaster University

The students are then divided into groups each of which is associated with one of the seminars and the related papers/software.

In weeks 5-8 the groups discuss the material from the seminars and the papers/software; these discussions will be moderated by members of staff in each group, thereby encouraging group learning.

In weeks 9-12 each group is required to prepare a collective essay of about 3,000 words based on the seminar, papers/software and the group sessions. This essay should be handed in no later than Friday, January 12, 2004.

Module Evaluation

Course questionnaires, course review.


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