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On completion of this module students should be able to:
• Give an outline of how scientific knowledge is acquired
• Understand how a multitude of questions can be asked about a complex system reflecting the different perspectives of experts and non-experts on an environmental problem
• Identify relevant knowledge and use an integrative approach to show connections between perspectives and to formulate a conceptual framework for deciding on action
• Have experienced how a simulation model (in particular agent-based simulation models) can be used in the open source software Netlogo.
• Use an interview to find out about the mental framework of stakeholders at the science-policy interface.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Basic science class
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Attendance: Attendance and engagement, Participation in online discussion board.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Three specified activities including one essay, one questionnaire, and one modelling assignment.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Final assignment: case study||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Feedback is provided on weekly assignments by discussing these online with peers and in-class. Feedback on final assignment is provided on proposal for project and final submission.
|Dr Adam Kane||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Florence Renou-Wilson||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|