Module OSC-1000:
Tiwtorial 1

Module Facts

Run by School of Ocean Sciences

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Dr Dei Huws

Overall aims and purpose

  1. To foster early and regular contact between staff and their personal tutees thus underpinning the pastoral care system within the School.

  2. To introduce the students to the multi-disciplinary nature of marine science.

  3. To encourage students to read more widely around their chosen subject.

  4. To teach skills in essay writing and oral presentation.

  5. Teach basics of library usage and encourage this.

Course content

Pwrpas y modiwl yma yw i gyflwyno ystod o sgiliau sydd ei hangen er mwyn llwyddo wrth ddilyn cwrs gradd ym maes Gwyddor Mor, ac i ysgogi ryw hunan-diddordeb yn y maes.

This module is designed to introduce a range of skills required for a marine science degree and to encourage wider reading in marine science. It involves directed reading and the practice in oral and written presentations. Regular tutorials (7 to 10 students per group) will be held throughout the year during which essay writing skills, oral presentation skills and abstracting information from the scientific literature will be discussed. The module will be assesses by two essay assignments, two oral presentations and an abstracting exercise to be done during the semester.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

Communicate ideas using verbal and written skills. Able to abstract a scientific paper demonstrating a basic understanding of source material. Produce rudimentary scientific figures.

excellent

Communicate ideas very effectively in both the essays and presentations, using high quality slides and self-drawn figures. Fully understand the ideas being communicated in both the essays and presentations. Able to abstract a scientific paper demonstrating full understanding of source material. Present high quality scientific data in the form of figures which are of a professional standard.

good

Communicate ideas effectively without deviation from the point both in the essays and presentations, using appropriate slides and self-drawn figures. Show a basic understanding of the underlying principals of the ideas being communicated in both the essays and presentations. Able to abstract a scientific paper demonstrating good understanding of the source material. Present adequate quality scientific data in the form of figures which are of a professional standard.

Learning outcomes

  1. Erbyn diwedd y modiwl bydd y myfyriwr llwyddianus wedi dangos ei fod yn gallu ffynonellu gwybodaeth perthnasol ac awdurdodol ar gyfer gwaith ymchwil academaidd.

  2. Erbyn diwedd y modiwl bydd y myfyriwr llwyddianus wedi dangos ei fod yn gallu cynhyrchu diagramau wyddonol i safon broffesiynol.

  3. Erbyn diwedd y modiwl bydd y myfyriwr llwyddianus wedi dangos ei fod yn gallu magu meddylfryd wyddonol ac yn gallu myegu eu dadleuon mewn ffordd rhesymegol a dealladwy.

  4. Erbyn diwedd y modiwl bydd y myfyriwr llwyddianus wedi dangos ei fod yn gallu crynhoi gwybodaeth gwyddonol ar ffurf ysgrifennedig.

  5. Erbyn diwedd y modiwl bydd y myfyriwr llwyddianus wedi dangos ei fod yn gallu ysgrifennu traethodau gwyddonol sydd â strwythur clîr a rhesymegol, sy'n defnyddio gwybodaeth priodol o ffynonellau gwyddonol awdurdodol

  6. Erbyn diwedd y modiwl bydd y myfyriwr llwyddianus wedi dangos ei fod yn gallu cyflleu gwybodaeth a dadleuon wyddonol ar ffurf cyflwyniad ar-lafar - a hyn o fewn terfynnau amser penodedig.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
ESSAY Traethawd S1 15
INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION Cyflwyniad Llafar S1 15
COURSEWORK Cyfleu data yn weledol 15
ESSAY Traethawd S2 20
INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION Cyflwyniad Llafar S2 20
COURSEWORK Ymarfer gyda data S2 15

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Tutorial

5 x 1 awr tiwtorial bob pythefnos ym mhob semestr

10
Private study

Hunan ddysgu, cwblhau gwaith tuag at ymarferion ffurfiannol, chwilio am wybodaeth, asesu gwybodaeth, cynllunio cyflwyniadau ysgrifennedig ac ar lafar, ymateb i adborth ar ddrafftiau, cwblhau yr aseiniadau.

190

Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting

Courses including this module

Compulsory in courses: