Forestry Study Tour
Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Mark Rayment
This module gives students the opportunity to see the practical application of natural resource management principles that are discussed in earlier parts of the programme. During visits to areas which are managed for a range of objectives, they will meet and discuss with different stakeholders and collect information relevant to a specific research topic. The assessment develops students' understanding of: (1) the similarities and differences between current forestry policies in England, Scotland and Wales; (2) the impact of forest policy on state, private-sector and community forest management.
Overall, the aims of this module are:
• To visit and observe a range of tree-based land use systems and management practices.
• To meet stakeholders to understand their dependency on the forest resource.
• To introduce the key ecological, socio-economic and political influences on the management of natural resources by different groups of people in particular environmental contexts, and to participate in group discussions about these.
• To develop a critical and analytical attitude to the natural and managed environment.
• To gain experience with project and hypothesis design and execution.
• To develop skills in data interpretation and analyses.
By the end of the module, you should be able to:
• Identify and discuss the key ecological, socio-economic and political influences on the management of forest resources by different groups of people in the region.
• Apply principles, theories and frameworks to locally-specific conditions.
• Critically judge the usefulness of methods and the reliability of collected data as well as the significance of obtained results.
• Communicate research findings through oral or written means.
• Argue cogently and think critically within the parameters of a particular academic discipline
• Demonstrate the values of scholarship: inquiry, reflection, integrity, open mindedness, evidence-based thinking and collegiality
The reports give a factually correct account of topics discussed during the field trip, including some quantitative information. The reports show evidence of ability to collate information from a variety of sources; the majority of the material included is relevant although some relevant literature sources are not included. An attempt has been made to link the principles and theory described in the reports to the practice(s) seen during the trip. The reports are logically structured, the majority of the writing is clear, and referencing uses a standard system.
The reports give a comprehensive and critical account of topics discussed during the field trip, including considerable quantitative information. The reports show evidence of ability to collate and critically appraise information from a variety of sources; all of the material included is relevant and all the important literature sources are included. The links between the principles and theory described in the report to the practice(s) seen during the trip are fully and thoughtfully discussed. The report is logically structured and well written, with only minor typographical errors and no mistakes in the referencing.
The reports give a comprehensive account of topics discussed during the field trip, including considerable quantitative information. The reports show evidence of ability to collate and appraise information from a variety of sources; all of the material included is relevant and most of the important literature sources are included. The links between the principles and theory described in the report and the practice(s) seen during the trip are discussed. The reports are logically structured and well written, with only minor typographical errors and very few mistakes in the referencing
To develop a critical and analytical attitude to the natural and managed environment.
Accurately apply principles, theories and frameworks to locally-specific conditions.
Identify and discuss the key ecological, socio-economic and political influences on the management of forest resources by different groups of people in the region.
|Part 2 - Site Visits Report||25.00|
|Part 3 - Future Changes||50.00|
|Part 1 - Forest Strategies Overview||25.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
For many students this module is the highlight of the programme. As a group we will spend time away from Bangor in a residential setting, and visit a range of forest situations. Most of these visits are arranged in collaboration with Bangor forestry alumni. One of the days includes practical forest inventory.
The weeks before the tour provide time to complete the first assessment, and do background literature research on the places that we will visit.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Gofalu - Dangos consyrn am eraill; gofalu am blant, pobl ag anableddau ac/neu'r henoed
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Demonstrate awareness of the importance of risk assessment and relevant legislation
- Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
- Appreciate the interdisciplinary and/or reciprocal nature of relationships within the subject area.
- Understand the provisional nature of information and appreciate competing and alternative explanations.
- Appreciation of the complexity and diversity of processes through the study of relevant systems.
- Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
- Recognize the moral, ethical and social issues relating to the subject.
- Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Collect, analyse and interpret primary and/or secondary data using appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques.
- Engage in debate and/or discussion with specialists and non-specialists using appropriate language.
- Demonstrate the independence and skills required for continuing professional development
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Students will be responsible for lunches and dinners. Part-time students not based in Bangor will be required to travel to Bangor for the start of the week, or to meet us *en route*.
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Opsiynol mewn cyrsiau:
- D3AO: Certificate Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (CERT/FORDL)
- D3AP: Diploma Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (DIP/FORDL)
- D3AB: MSc Environmental Forestry year 1 (MSC/EFOR)
- D3AX: MSc Environmental Forestry (TRANSFOR-M exchange programme) year 1 (MSC/EFORTFM)
- D3AQ: MSc Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (MSC/FORDL)