FC6050 - Research Related Learning (2020/21)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2020/21|
|Module title||Research Related Learning|
|Module level||Honours (06)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Computing and Digital Media|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2020/21||
This module gives students the opportunity to work with research-active staff on a project that deploys their existing skills. The supervisor will be working on a project that requires a contribution of computing, media, audio or 3D work. The student will develop the practical aspect (programming or designing or creating assets) in conjunction with the supervisor and be involved with the deployment and testing of the resource.
Students will be expected to contribute to the writing of any subsequent research papers.
• undertake some work on a research-related project;
• become more self-aware through reflection on the development of their abilities and attributes;
• enhance subject-specific knowledge, skills and abilities;
• explore research options available to them on graduation;
• enhance professional and personal development.
• Discussion with supervisor regarding research project
• Defining scope for student contributions to research project
• Planning and management of student contributions
• Data analysis
• Reflective practice
• Dissemination of research
LO 1 - 5
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Students are expected to work independently, but to maintain weekly contact with their supervisor. There will be significant scheduled time at the start of the module for meetings and briefs; and similarly scheduled time for deploying and testing and final outputs.
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to.
LO1 Develop reflective skills, ability to analyse and synthesise information
LO2 Develop communication skills – written and verbal – for a research context
LO3 Develop dissemination skills for wider audience – poster and web development
LO4 Enhance personal portfolio
LO5 Understand the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of a given field.
Students use skills to meet a brief defined by an academic researcher and approved for scope by module leader/subject area expert. They are assessed on their timely completion of a professional contribution and their associated communication skills.
Students then report on the development of the brief and contribute to the authorship of associated papers with the supervisor.
Diana Hopkins and Tom Reid (2018) The Academic Skills Handbook; Sage Publications Ltd
Tom Chatfield (2017) Critical Thinking; Sage Publications Ltd
Lynn Nygaard (2015) Writing for Scholars; Sage Publications Ltd
Mark Carrigan (2016) Social Media for Academics; Sage Publications Ltd
Angela Thody (2006) Writing and Presenting Research; Sage Publications Ltd