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Module

PHI2004 : Stage 2 Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Adam Potts
  • Lecturer: Dr Stephen Overy, Professor David Rose, Dr Michael Lewis, Dr Miriam Baldwin, Dr Andrea Rehberg
  • Owning School: Philosophical Studies & Combined Honours
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

This module acts as an interface between knowledge systems and philosophical ideas students have encountered in Stage 2 modules and contemporary culture, allowing them to try out and critically engage with ideas as they are brought into contact with an empirically defined ‘territory’.

Original Summary:
In the project module students develop the ability to see their subject specific conceptual knowledge projected on material exchanges, on an object or place where such ideas are actualised and where the abstract vocabulary is tested in empirically defined contexts. This process develops their learning power in terms of transferable competences of cultural and technological orientation, of knowledge processing, creativity and sharing. It is a natural way of establishing a pragmatic personal portfolio of skills matching the personal ability and interests and a recognisable niche in the workplace.

Outline Of Syllabus

To discuss key knowledge systems introduced in lectures and to develop project methodology at Stage 2 level

To develop a way of seeing knowledge as a relation between humans and things reaching beyond anthropocentric attitudes

To place learning practices in the context of information society

To develop a portfolio of evaluative, orientation and communication skills relevant for operating knowledge networks

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1120:00120:00Preparation and completion of project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching201:0020:00Seminars and Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1200:00200:00Undertaking personal research to satisfy the requirements of the project
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision601:0060:00Meetings with project supervisors
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module acts as an interface between the key knowledge systems and philosophical systems of thought ideas students have encountered in Stage 2 modules and contemporary culture. Seminars and tutorials provide students with a systematic account of Project methodology as it links empirical and conceptual material.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M10Progress report of 500 words to be handed in at end of semester 1
Prof skill assessmnt2M5Oral presentation given last teaching week of Semester 2
Report2A85Continuous project (7000 words)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation2MOral presentation given first teaching week of Semester 2
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students are given and explained the assessment scheme and the components of the mark reflecting the level of competences and specialist skills relevant for the domain of inquiry chosen in the project.

Reading Lists

Timetable