Projektmodul I

2018/2019

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

Objectives:

To provide students with additional factual and theoretical knowledge within the subject areas of modules 1-5, and to give them the opportunity to reflect on theories and their usability in specific contexts in a critical a manner.

To gain experience with empirical data collection and reflect on this

To gather experience in working in a team of people with different competences and cultural backgrounds

To practice working actively in an English-language project process

To practice discussing controversial issues while respecting other people’s opinions

To gain experience in collecting large quantities of data and information and processing it in order to solve a particular problem

To practise academic writing in English

To learn how to complete a project within a set deadline.

Content

Students will choose a problem based within modules 1-5 and work on it independently. The University provides academic supervision. Students must discuss various theories and select one or several which they believe to be relevant. Unless it is a purely theory-based project, students must discuss which type of empirical data might be relevant in this context and organise the data collection. The topic of the project must be formulated as a problem, and students must endeavour to answer this problem. The answer must be based on theoretical reflection and – unless it is a purely theory-based project – be empirically grounded. Purely descriptive projects are not acceptable.

 

Læringsmål

Viden

  • possess additional factual knowledge of theories and practices within the fields covered in modules 1 to 7 and can reflect on these on a scientific basis

    • possess further knowledge and understanding of the themes within these fields and various approaches to the study of these.

Færdigheder

  • can apply their knowledge to select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same time remain critical to these theories.
  • can collect empirical data systematically in order to solve a problem within the modules 1-7 and reflect critically on this process
  • can integrate theory and empirical data on an interdisciplinary basis
  • can communicate in written and spoken academic English.

Kompetencer

  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
  • can work purposely on an answer to a given problem and within a set deadline
  • can work in a team of people with different competences and cultural backgrounds.

Undervisningsform

The module consists of the written student project.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

10 ECTS

Eksamen

Prøver

Prøvens navnProject Module I
Prøveform
Skriftlig og mundtlig
Module 8 is evaluated at an internal oral examination on the basis of a written project report. The examination is based on the project report produced by one or several students. The minimum and the maximum number of pages for the project report are as follows:
1 student: min. 12 pages, max. 25 pages
2 students: min. 17 pages, max. 35 pages
3 students: min. 23 pages, max. 45 pages
4 students: min. 27 pages, max. 55 pages
5-6 students: min. 32 pages, max. 65 pages

Duration of examination: The duration of the examination is 20 minutes per student plus 10 minutes per group, up to a maximum total of two hours. The duration of the examination for individual projects is 30 minutes. The stipulated time intervals include grading and announcement of result.
ECTS10
Tilladte hjælpemidler
Alle skriftlige og alle elektroniske hjælpemidler
Bedømmelsesform7-trins-skala
CensurIntern prøve
VurderingskriterierThe grade 12: will be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the objectives for the module exhaustively or with only few insignificant omissions.
The grade 02: will be awarded to students who demonstrate that they have fulfilled the minimum acceptable level of the learning objectives above for the module, i.e. at least basic knowledge of the main theories and topics that are treated in the course literature.

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelProject Module I
ModulkodeKAINF20178
ModultypeProjekt
Varighed1 semester
SemesterEfterår
ECTS5
UndervisningssprogEngelsk
TompladsJa
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg
Modulansvarlig

Organisation

StudienævnStudienævnet for Internationale Forhold
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