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PH5568: IMPACT AND ENGAGEMENT IN PHILOSOPHY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:25


Course Overview

On this course, students will learn to identify and develop the non-academic impact of their philosophy research. They will learn a range of skills and techniques for engaging with the public, exchanging knowledge with organizations outside the university, and communicating their research to diverse audiences. Students will develop engagement and impact activities suitable for outside organizations and based on their own research interests, with guidance and training from academic staff and public engagement experts.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Beth Lord

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

On this course, students will learn to identify and develop the non-academic impact of their philosophy research. They will learn a range of skills and techniques for engaging with the public, exchanging knowledge with organizations outside the university, and communicating their research to diverse audiences. Students will develop engagement and impact activities suitable for outside organizations and based on their own research interests, with guidance and training from academic staff and public engagement experts. Topics to be covered include designing an impact-oriented research project; writing an impact statement; knowledge exchange; engaging with non-academic audiences; and evaluating and assessing the impact of research.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39 - 40

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Poster Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

Students will do a poster presentation to members of the class and, optionally, other members of the Philosophy department, either at a course conference or at another departmental event. In the presentation students reflect on their project, engagement activities, and knowledge exchange, and evaluate the impact of their activities. They will be assessed on the oral presentation and the poster, a copy of which must be submitted before the event takes place. The poster may be either physical or virtual.

Informal feedback will be given through peer discussion. Formal feedback will be given by teaching staff on the standard feedback form, with further oral feedback available if requested.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateStudents will create links and exchange knowledge with non-academic organizations and individuals
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will understand the concept of impact and the principles of public engagement
ProceduralApplyStudents will conduct engagement activities with a range of non-academic audiences
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will reflect on the implementation of their plan and evaluate the impact of their research

Blog post

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 39

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Feedback

Students will write a short piece communicating the outcomes of their research to a broad audience. It will be posted on the course blog, and could optionally be submitted for publication in other venues. Informal feedback will be given through peer comments on the course blog. Formal feedback will be given by teaching staff on the standard feedback form, with further oral feedback available if requested.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyStudents will conduct engagement activities with a range of non-academic audiences
ProceduralUnderstandStudents will communicate their research clearly and accessibly to non-academic audiences, both orally and in writing

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will give a presentation aimed at a non-academic audience. This may take different forms as appropriate, e.g. a presentation to an organization that they or the course coordinator have identified; an online knowledge-exchange session; a podcast; or a YouTube video.

Informal feedback will be given through peer discussion. Formal feedback will be given by teaching staff on the standard feedback form, with further oral feedback available if requested.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateStudents will create links and exchange knowledge with non-academic organizations and individuals
ProceduralApplyStudents will conduct engagement activities with a range of non-academic audiences
ProceduralUnderstandStudents will communicate their research clearly and accessibly to non-academic audiences, both orally and in writing

Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 31

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Feedback

Students will write an impact and engagement plan, based on research they are conducting (or have conducted) on another course on the MLitt. They will receive written feedback through the standard feedback form, with further oral feedback available if requested.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will understand the concept of impact and the principles of public engagement
ProceduralCreateStudents will develop an impact plan for their research

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

20-minute presentation recorded on video

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 42 Feedback Weeks 45

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Feedback

A new, public-oriented presentation which will be video recorded. It need not be delivered in front of a live audience. The student must submit the video recording. Feedback will be provided on the standard feedback form.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 42 Feedback Weeks 45

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Feedback

2000-word reflective essay explaining and critically evaluating the student’s project, engagement activities, knowledge exchange, and impact. Feedback will be provided on the standard feedback form.

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will reflect on the implementation of their plan and evaluate the impact of their research
ProceduralApplyStudents will conduct engagement activities with a range of non-academic audiences
ProceduralCreateStudents will develop an impact plan for their research
ConceptualUnderstandStudents will understand the concept of impact and the principles of public engagement
ConceptualCreateStudents will create links and exchange knowledge with non-academic organizations and individuals
ProceduralUnderstandStudents will communicate their research clearly and accessibly to non-academic audiences, both orally and in writing

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