|Module Title||INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Michael Christie|
|Course delivery||Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||7 x 2 hour seminars per semester|
1. Apply a range of academic disciplines to the analysis of a rural resource management issue;
2. Develop teamwork skills in the framework of analysis and description of a contemporary rural resource management problem;
3. Critically review the issues involved in, policy approaches appropriate to, and institutional structures governing the socio-economic and natural systems of the countryside;
4. Evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses in teamwork and participate effectively under pressure in joint problem-solving activities.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Within their groups, students will be require to write a 40- 60 page report on a contemporary rural issue
.5 Oral discussion and presentation
Within their groups, students will be required to present the findings of the group project. This presentation is assessed as part of the module outcomes.
In order to complete the group project, students will be required to allocate individual tasks between group members. Once tasks have been allocated, each students will have to organise their own time in order to complete their individual tasks within the time limits set by the group. The contribution that each student makes to the group project will be peer-assessed.
.8 Group activity
One of the principal aims of this module is to develop and assess group activity. The module is structured around a group project where students are required to work in teams of 4 to 5 members. In order to successfully complete the project, each group will be required to identify and then assign tasks between group members, set milestones for completion of individual tasks and then pull individual tasks into one cohesive report. The contribution of individual students to group activity will be assessed using peer-assessment methods.
The collation of reference material for the group project is very much an integral part of the module, and thus no specific reading list is provided. Pointers to key sources of information/literature, however, will be provided in the briefing papers for the group project.
This module is at CQFW Level 6