Technology in Practice

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module is based upon knowledge acquired in the module Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production: Analysis and Dissemination of BSc Knowledge Production and Technology in Practise or corresponding

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this project is to apply Techno-Anthropological methods to gain insight into a technology domain’s key processes and to identify drivers and barriers for responsible innovation.

Students who complete the module can:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • explain principles and methods used in the development of technology in a selected technology domain
  • explain selected qualitative research methods appropriate to the study of expert cultures in a specific technological domain
  • explain historical and contemporary needs and uses of a specific technology in a specific domain.

Skills

  • select scientific methods, tools and competencies appropriate for the study of a technological practise
  • portray and critical evaluate the conceptual landscape of innovation in a technology domain
  • identify expert cultures in a selected technology domain
  • identify drivers and barriers for responsible technological innovations
  • analyze technological design and innovation in terms of a) sustainability or b) risks, controversies, responsibilities and dilemmas

Competences

  • plan and implement an analysis of technology in practice that includes the use of qualitative methods
  • communicate  complex technological knowledge and practice
  • point out and reflect on societal problems related to the development of a selected technology in a specific domain
  • make use of the diversities presented in the project group and reflect on the impact on the work processes in problem-based and project-oriented work
  • critically reflect on own analysis

Exam

Exams

Name of examTechnology in Practice
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS10
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleTeknologi i praksis
Module codeTBITANK16102
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS10
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design