GEOU8PP: Mini-Project

CO-ORDINATOR: Dr Jens-Arne Subke

Module Description

Students on the Environmental Geography and Professional Education degree are required to undertake a miniproject during their 8th semesters. The focus of the miniproject is for students to undertake an evaluation of data relevant to a curriculum area in school geography at National 5 level. The project encourages students to use their developing skills as a geographer to research an area of physical or environmental geography, and produce a focused analysis of the chosen topic. The topic of the miniproject has to make connections with the school curriculum in geography, covering relevant topics in Physical Environments, Human Environments, or Global Issues. Not only will students need knowledge of the requirements of schools (curriculum and pedagogical approaches, for example), but they will also need to have an awareness of the skills required to engage with data critically. Assessment of the modules is strongly weighted towards the research project, which in presentation and depth of analysis has to satisfy requirements at SCQF level 10. A research poster summarizing the project results also forms part of the assessment.

Module Objectives

To develop critical and transferable skills, namely:

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of one topic in geography
  • Study and statistical, spatial or temporal analysis of geographical data
  • Report findings in form of a written report and research poster (SCQF level 10)
  • Ability to produce materials that will support geographical teaching of National 5 Geography

Learning Outcomes

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of one topic in geography
  • Study and statistical, spatial or temporal analysis of geographical data
  • Report findings in form of a written report and research poster (SCQF level 10)
  • Ability to produce materials that will support geographical teaching of National 5 Geography

Delivery

Scheduled Teaching: 11 hours
Independent Study: 189 hours

Assessment

Coursework: 100%
Examination: 0%
Practical: 0%

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