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Students explore science, policy and management issues relevant to the sustainable management of marine resources through individual- and group-based research.
The course uses a problem-based learning approach which increases enthusiasm, promotes deeper learning and improves abilities in team working.
Students enhance critical thinking skills by analysing quantitative data relevant to managing the impacts of human activities on marine resources.
Guest lectures provide opportunities to network with professionals working with marine resources.
Assessment is based on oral presentations, a briefing note and final report, all of which help students to develop communication skills relevant to the workplace.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course has weekly practicals and a small number of lectures concentrated in the first two weeks. The majority of time in the final three weeks will be devoted to independent research and group working supported by weekly meetings to discuss progress with the course coordinator. This gives students the opportunity for self-directed learning and critical thinking related to a particular topic in sustainable management of marine resources.
As this course is 100% continuous assessment it should not be taken alongside other courses with a high proportion of continuous assessment.
A willingness to engage in group working is essential.
This course runs in weeks 25-29, and is scheduled in Thread 2, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 14-18; Tuesday, all day; Friday, 14-18. If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 9-11.
Please note, in case of low student enrolments, this course may not run.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). Continuous assessment made up of problem-based learning exercise, two page briefing note, class participation, tutor and peer assessments of individual contribution to group work.
A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during tutorials, discussions and lecture sessions. Exemplary assessment material from previous years will be available for students to consult. Formative assessment of draft version of the group report is given in practicals conducted in Weeks 3 and 4.