Mathematics

MTHM007 - Engaging with Research (2019)

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MODULE TITLEEngaging with Research CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEMTHM007 MODULE CONVENERDr Barrie Cooper (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 20
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Critical to every successful academic and industrial career is the ability to keep abreast of developments in your area of expertise. Through engaging with suitable seminars in your specialism, reading research papers and presenting on new developments, you will develop the skills that are essential in a fast-paced and constantly developing environment. You will also be introduced to, and become part of, a thriving research community and will develop key relationships and networking opportunities.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to introduce you to the people and papers that are at the forefront of research in your specialism, and to develop in you the key skills required to stay up-to-date with your subject knowledge and succeed in the professional and academic environment.

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 Appreciate the role of reading, writing and presenting in research;

2 Develop literature search and reading skills, allowing you to distill key concepts from the literature;

3 Summarise and explain scientific concepts;

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

4 Study specified themes in mathematical modelling;

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:

5 Work collaboratively to understand advanced mathematical and scientific concepts;

6 Present ideas coherently and correctly in spoken and written English.

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

A selection of papers will be chosen for discussion, mirroring the topics and speakers for the relevant seminar series that students will be expected to attend.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 44.00 Guided Independent Study 106.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

Internal seminars take place approximately weekly for 1-hour for each research theme. Students are expected to attend the relevant seminars for their specialism.

An additional 1-hour slot weekly will be used to discuss the seminars, and for the students to present relevant theories and papers to each other to help improve understanding during the seminars.

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
Formative Presentations 45 mins each 1-6 Verbal in class
Summary of Seminars 500 words 1-6 Peer and tutor

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 60
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Summative Presentation 1 20 45 minutes All Written feedback by tutor
Seminar Summary 1 20 2,500 words All Written feedback by tutor
Summative Presentation 2 20 45 minutes All Written feedback by tutor
Seminar Summary 2 20 2,500 words All Written feedback by tutor
Attendance 10 Weekly seminar attendance 1 Verbal
Contribution in Class 10 Regular contributions in weekly classes All 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
Summative Presentation 1 & 2 Summative Presentation All Written Feedback by Tutor
Seminar Summary 1 & 2 Seminar Summary All Written Feedback by Tutor

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

For deferred students, all the original assessment components should be completed, where practicable.

For referred students, passing the module will be determined by solely a presentation and seminar summary.

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: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 08 February 2019 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 20 August 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Seminar; Research