Information Studies in Practice

2021/2022

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Are stated in appendix 2 in Examination Policies and Procedures.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The theme of the module is the practical reality of information studies. The main component of the module is a minimum 13 weeks (full time) practice oriented work placement, where students collaborate on solving an issue on the basis of Information Studies in a relevant company, organisation or institution. The idea is for students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the concrete work reality that this programme is directed towards. The work practice will be elucidated in a written report on the basis of the theory and methods of the entire study programme.

The module also comprises:

  • a halfway seminar

Academic supervision will be offered and the module will be organised as a practice oriented work placement.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The student must through the module gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • theory and methods of Information Studies in practice with particular emphasis on the interface of theory and methods on the one hand and the cultural, organisational and/or technological complexity of the application area on the other hand
  • the actual work situation towards which the programme is directed
  • communication and collaboration practices within the field of informatics
  • competence requirements of the discipline in work contexts 

Skills

The student must through the module acquire skills in:

  • working in practice on the basis of informatics, including applying strategies and methods for user analysis, pilot studies, system development and system design
  • assessing issues and solutions within the field of informatics in practice, on the basis of theories and methods for 
  • user analysis, pilot studies, system development or system design 
  • communicating knowledge within informatics to peers and laypeople
  • managing themselves in work contexts with a view to identifying issues pertaining to skills and competences 

Competences

The student must through the module aquire competences in:

  • independently taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to the preconditions for user analysis, pilot studies, system development or system design in practice
  • independently taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to user analysis, pilot studies, system development or system design in practice 
  • engaging in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration on user analysis, pilot studies, system development or system design in practice, with a professional approach 
  • identifying and critically reflect own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to the subject area of user analysis, pilot studies, system development or system design in practice based on a project oriented, problem based learning perspective  

Type of instruction

Reference is made to §17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examInformation Studies in Practice
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The examination is a conversation between the student(s) and the examiner based on a project report produced individually or in a group. The project report/written work will be considered the shared responsibility of the group. Students will be examined and assessed on the basis of the entire project report, and one combined grade will be awarded each student for the project report and the oral performance.

Literature foundation: Minimum 500 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.

The project report: total number of pages must be no less than 15 pages and no more than 20 pages per student in a project group, and 30 pages if written individually.

Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for assessment and announcement of result, although no longer than a total of two hours. 30 minutes in total for individual examinations.

At oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured.

Any re-examinations will be held on the basis of a revised project report.

The project report and the conversation must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.
ECTS30
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInformationsvidenskab i praksis
Module codeKAINFOS209
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
KA 3. semester

Internship
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities