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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course has three key objectives:
This course has weekly practicals and a small number of lectures concentrated in the first two weeks. Special lectures will be delivered by marine ecologists, industry consultants and government scientists who are working in relevant aspects applied marine management. 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. This time gives students the opportunity for self-directed learning and critical thinking related to a particular topic in sustainable management of marine resources.
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.
Please note, in case of low student enrolments, this course may not run.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). Continuous assessment made of assessments suitable for the problem-based learning exercise, including briefing notes, oral presentations, 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.
Depending on the assessment the student will receive either individual feedback or feedback on group work. Summative feedback will be provided as written comments. The class will also be given generic feedback regarding strengths and weaknesses.