Last modified: 03 Aug 2017 21:16
Reflect on science, how scientific ideas have changed over time and how science has impacted on society.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.
This course is organised around a series of workshops addressing key issues in science and society. It will enable students to develop and refine their understanding of major issues in science and society and make links with selected thinkers in education.
Students will reflect on their own ideas of science and develop an understanding of key topics including evolution, carbon cycle, and controversial issues.
Students will work in groups discussing issues with their peers.
Students can negotiate and select an aspect of the course to research for their group presentations. Through engagement with a range of ideas from across societies and cultures students are encouraged to value diversity.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 essay of 3,000 words (100%).
Resit: Resubmission of failed criteria in essay (100%).
Peer assessment of group presentation in week 37. Peer assessment of tutorial-related writing tasks. On-going formative feedback on engagement with course reading and tasks.
Feedback will be provided in time for students to use it to inform and improve their work. Peer assessment feedback typically within one week for written tasks and tutor marked work within four weeks of handing in, in line with School of Education's policy on assessment. Feedback will be appropriate and relevant, aiming to show where marks have been lost and how this might be improved on. If necessary face-to face meetings will be undertaken with students who are failing.