|Delivery length / details
|2 x 2 hour workshops (4 hours)
|1 x 2 hour lectures per week & 1 x 2 hour lectures for 9 weeks (40 hours)
|Assessment length / details
|ABSTRACTS OF LECTURES/READING
|LIT REVIEW ON SELECTED TOPIC (2500 WORDS)
|Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
evaluate approaches used to solve problems in managing the environment e.g. application of ecological principles to restoration problems
research and synthesise information in the literature, publications from government and non-government organizations and the web
critically evaluate data quantity and quality and contextualise it in a specific study area
This module provides students with the opportunity to develop their critical abilities in specialized areas within the overall remit of Managing the Environment. Research skills will be enhanced through seminars given by both internal and external experts, scrutiny of the literature and databases and the production of abstracts and a literature review.
|Application of Number
|Scrutiny of data in terms of quality and quantity.
|The production of a balanced and objective literature review. Listening skills for the lectures and subsequent discussion in tutorials. Construction of abstracts.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines.
|Accessing the web for sources. Software packages required to produce a literature review.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Students will gain confidence in their ability to evaluate problems in the environment and objectively assess the quality of proposed solutions
|Through the lectures students will become aware of specific problems in managing the environment and gain experience of current solutions.
|Students will research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material. Information from a variety of sources will be the object of scrutiny and comment.
|Not applicable other than contributions to discussion in tutorials.
This module is at CQFW Level 7