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CH50183: Public engagement 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Dissertation period
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 60%, OT 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • OTHER (OT 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the basic concepts of public engagement (PE) with science, technology, engineering and maths and the contexts in which it takes place. To introduce students to a wide range of approaches to PE and audiences for PE. To increase the skills and confidence of students embarking upon PE activities. To provide opportunities for practical PE work.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit, students should be able to:
* Show awareness of the different agendas driving PE in the UK higher education sector.
* Demonstrate the ability to plan and deliver a PE event including rationale, design and evaluation.

Critical thinking (T, A)
Problem Solving (F, A)
Evaluation, formative and summative (T, F, A)
Communication Skills (T, F, A).

Political contexts, formal and informal learning, using audience research, formats for engagement, evaluation, practical skills development, promotion and marketing, planning for a PE activity.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH50183 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.