ENVR08011 2013 Project
The module allows the student an opportunity to concentrate on a specific environmental management matter and to apply concepts, theories and research techniques to a relevant selected topic of interest. The project can be practical or theoretical. The aim is to round the educational experience by requiring the student to compile a critical review of the literature on their selected area of study and to apply practical research skills to the process, as well as to engage in reflective and critical analysis of the data. It should communicate the advanced standard of knowledge in the environmental management field and normally deal with potential problems in, for example, the workplace, community, voluntary sector.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Communicate a research proposal for a specific environmental management /resource management topic
Complete a programme of work requiring sustained effort with the objective of developing critical abilities in analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Identify the objectives of the study, formulate an appropriate methodology and review the literature relevant to the study
Collect, collate and analyse relevant data
Evaluate and synthesise the main findings of the study and develop appropriate recommendations
Demonstrate an awareness of the relevance and potential of the study (for example to society, business and the environment)
Manage a personal learning process, demonstrate monitoring and revision procedures throughout the development of the project and recognise the information and resource requirements of the study
Module Assessment Strategies
The final grade will be awarded from three elements 1 continuous assessment, 2 the presentation and 3 the written project report.
At the beginning of the research process supervisors will build upon the work undertaken previously by discussing the research proposal or proposed project, methodology, research methods and framework and techniques of analysis with the student.
Each student will maintain a Progress Log to record meetings, agreed tasks and a plan of work to ensure the research is achieved. The learners complete the Project Log as they carry out their projects. Presentation forms part of the Learning and Teaching.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Ongoing discussion with assigned supervisor||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Continuous Assessment of the work produced during the project period (15%) and of the learners planning, progress and personal reflection (15%)||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|3||Presentation for a non-specialist audience using media appropriate to the type of project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|4||Project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||60 %||End of Year||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||1||Weekly||1.00|
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