- Dr Jane Wellens (Head of Graduate School - University of Nottingham)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Attendance and participation in discussion sessions||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Draft literature review||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Reflective essay on a selection of papers discussed||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit / re-attend the failed components|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify and discuss subject specific literature.
2. Communicate with non-experts.
3. Defend points from the literature, which they might not support.
4. Reflect on aspects in the literature.
5. Critically evaluate the literature.
6. To write up literature review aspects.
The module provides students with experience in reading, discussing and critically assess publications and research. It could also cover the writing of a critical literature review. The expectation is that students will be actively involved in the development process and contribute to the module and evaluation process.
The main aim is to develop the research skills of the students, with an emphasis on the critical analysis of the literature.
- A reading list is designed, which could involve the students, supervisors and convenor. This will be done in the first session.
- Depending on the make-up/diversity of the group, papers are either randomly allocated (if all within the group have more or less the same background, or more selectively (if there are significant differences in the research areas), or to randomly allocate at the start of a session. It is essential that all will read all papers. This will be done in the first session.
- There could be an aspect of defending and criticising the paper (and get two from the group involved in each session). The outcome of a session could be an agreed summary. This will cover sessions two to nine.
- The final session will cover a reflection on the discussed aspects and the literature covered.
- Assessment is based on participation: turning up for all sessions could be a pass, with higher marks associated with participation/contribution. In addition, a draft literature review is expected in combination with a reflective (1000 words) essay on a selection of papers discussed.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Through discussion|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Through discussion|
|Problem solving||Through discussion|
|Research skills||Through discussion.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Linked to own research project|
|Team work||Discuss literature|
This module is at CQFW Level 7