Postgraduate Module Descriptor


SOCM036: Knowledge Exchange in the Field

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Individual student presentations10 mins1, 3-10Verbal
Formative writing exercise: media article / press release500 words1-11Written

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Critical analysis of agri extension252500 words1, 3-10Written
Knowledge exchange proposal + media252500 words (2000 word proposal + 500 w. media article/press release)1-11Written
Knowledge Exchange topical strategy 503500 word strategy document1-11Written

Re-assessment

Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Critical analysis of agri extensionCritical analysis (2500 words)1, 3-10August/September reassessment period
Knowledge exchange proposal + mediaKnowledge exchange proposal + media (2500 words) 1-11August/September reassessment period
Knowledge exchange topical strategy Knowledge exchange topical strategy (3500 words strategy document)1-11August/September reassessment period