Location Specific Knowledge
Location Specific Knowledge 2022-23
School Of Natural Sciences
Module - Semester 2
The course is a preparatory course for the Joint Summer Module (DXX4501). The course includes training in locating and assessing location specific literature; conducting critical online discussions as part of project preparation; preparing and analysing empirically based project proposals; selecting appropriate data collection instruments; finalising a fieldwork project proposal. The location of the course will vary from year to year.
-threshold (C) -The student displays a basic understanding of the principles and basic knowledge of subject. Relevant information is discussed to basic depth the written assignment and tasks. Most of the key issues are identified but there may be some omissions or gaps in understanding. Links between theory and practice are not well developed.
-good -(B) The student displays sound knowledge of subject, ability to contribute constructively to debate, ability to write perceptive and well-argued reports. Descriptively presents information in the written assignment and tasks.
-excellent (A) The student demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of subject and clear ability to pull together various elements of the course material. Evidence of background reading. There are no major areas omitted and the student demonstrates an ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant information. A clear, concise, descriptive style of presentation in the written assignment and tasks
- An ability to collect, analyse and evaluation qualitative and quantitative information
- An ability to design a coherent research project proposal and select and design relevant data collection instruments
- An ability to reflect on risks and ethics in relation to data collection in developing countries.
- Apply theory and methods within sustainable forest and nature management to describe and predict problems and develop suggestions for their solution