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EMP2001 - Ambassadors for Science (2018)

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MODULE TITLEAmbassadors for Science CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEEMP2001 MODULE CONVENERDr Barrie Cooper (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 7
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

As an ambassador for your discipline, you will design, deliver and reflect on a series of sessions in which you support others to learn about your subject.  With your academic tutor, you will identify a suitable ambassadorial role within your discipline (e.g. academic tutoring, peer mentoring, outreach) and be provided with suitable training to engage effectively with your audience.

Through the gathering and judicious selection of evidence, you will prepare a portfolio to showcase your work, reflecting on both the practical aspects of your ambassadorial work, as well as the underpinning theory in the educational and subject literature.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aims of this module are: to provide a means of engaging students with ambassadorial work in their subject; to support them in delivering effective learning support to their target audience; and to teach the student ambassadors how to reflect effectively on their experiences.

This module will be of particular interest to anyone who envisages a career in education or public engagement and is designed to develop a range of key graduate skills for employability.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 design, deliver and reflect on a series of sessions to support learning in your subject;
2 select evidence for a portfolio showcasing your ambassadorial work.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 communicate your subject knowledge effectively to your target audience;
4 analyse your practice with respect to the wider HE context and literature.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
5 present your findings clearly in writing and verbally;
6 reflect critically on your experiences in HE.

 

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

This is specific to the project and ambassadorial role undertaken.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 12.00 Guided Independent Study 118.00 Placement / Study Abroad 20.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled teaching and learning activities 12 Fortnightly meetings with academic tutor
Guided independent study 118 Reading relevant literature, gathering evidence for the portfolio and preparing for assessments
Placement 20 Activities directly related to performing their ambassadorial role e.g. academic tutoring

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Fortnightly discussions 1 hour fortneightly All Peer and Tutor - verbal
Peer and tutor obervations 6 hours 1,3 Written and verbal
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 80 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 20
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Portfolio 80 5,000 words (or equivalent) 2,4,5,6 Written
Presentation 20 30 minutes 5 Written and verbal
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
Portfolio Portfolio 2,4,5,6 Summer
Presentation Viva 5 Summer
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.


If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE: College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Web based and Electronic Resources:

NCCPE website (http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/)

HEA website (http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/)

QAA website (http://www.qaa.ac.uk/)

 

 

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Brookfield, S. Becoming a Critically Reflective Practitioner 1995 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 06 July 2017
KEY WORDS SEARCH Ambassador; communication; science; outreach.