Courses Master Display 2024-2025

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Course title Problem-based Learning and Academic Skills
Course code SSP1022
ECTS credits 1,0
Assessment Pass / Fail
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2-9-2024 20-10-2024 C
2 28-10-2024 15-12-2024 C
Level Introductory
Coordinator Annemarie van Zeijl-Rozema
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Language of instruction English
* Students discuss team roles and team performance in group work
* Students recognise their own and others’ cultural standpoints
* Students argue effectively and keep in mind rules on academic writing and debate
* Students direct their learning process, in a Problem-Based Learning setting
Problem-based Learning and Academic Skills is a skills course that complements a number of other courses offered in the Master Programme on Sustainability Science, Policy and Society.
Although SSPS1022 is a "light" course, it plays a central role in the master's programme. Students of Sustainability Science, Policy and Society are expected to analytically formulate actionable solutions to the sustainability challenges of our time, and communicate these effectively to a wide audience.
The writing skills sessions have been designed to support your critical evaluation of literature on Sustainable Development, and to prepare you for written assignments for instance in the course "Integrated sustainability project". The presentations skills sessions help you with your presentation in the skills course "Multi-criteria Analysis", and "Integrated sustainability project". Last but not least, Academic Skills and Competences is an essential preparation for the modules Thesis Research Proposal Seminar and Thesis Research and Writing and the master's thesis defense.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork / Skills
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Assignment
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Sustainability Science, Policy and Society - Business for Sustainability Compulsory Skill(s)
Master Sustainability Science, Policy and Society - Policy for Sustainability Compulsory Skill(s)