ESC-30038 - Geological Communication Skills
Coordinator: Ian G Stimpson Room: WSF01 Tel: +44 1782 7 33182
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

N/A

Description for 2022/23

Communication of complex geological issues is an essential skill for a geological career as well as being a key transferable skill. This module develops presentation skills in a variety of styles, both oral and written. Students will research, synthesise information, summarise and orally present a series of geological topics. The module culminates with a mock conference where students present an extended abstract, poster and oral presentation.

Aims
To develop and enhance the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and verbal forms for different purposes and to a variety of audiences (from Keele Graduate Attribute 6)
To develop and enhance an appreciation of the social, environmental, sustainability and global implications of geological studies (from Keele Graduate Attribute 5)

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-30038/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

communicate clearly and effectively in written and verbal forms for
different purposes and to a variety of audiences (Keele Graduate Attribute
6 and QAA ES3 benchmarking statement)
assessment numbers applicable 1, 2;
articulate an appreciation of the social, environmental, sustainability and
global implications of geological issues (from Keele Graduate Attribute 5)
communicate clearly and effectively in written and verbal forms for
different purposes and to a variety of audiences (Keele Graduate Attribute
6 and QAA ES3 benchmarking statement)
1, 2
articulate an appreciation of the social, environmental, sustainability and
global implications of geological issues (from Keele Graduate Attribute 5)
1, 2
describe the development and value of geological studies, awareness of
their contexts, the links between them, and awareness of the provisional
and dynamic nature of knowledge (Keele Graduate Attribute 2)
1
locate, critically evaluate and synthesise large amounts of frequently
conflicting information, ideas and data (from Keele Graduate Attribute 3
&QAA ES3 benchmarking statement)
1, 2
describe the essential contributions of geoscience to the economic,
environmental and cultural needs of Society (Geological Society of London
Assessment Numbers Applicable 1, 2;
describe the development and value of geological studies, awareness of
their contexts, the links between them, and awareness of the provisional
and dynamic nature of knowledge (Keele Graduate Attribute 2)
ASsessment Numbers Applicable 1;
locate, critically evaluate and synthesise large amounts of frequently
conflicting information, ideas and data (from Keele Graduate Attribute 3
&QAA ES3 benchmarking statement)
Assessment Numbers Applicable 1, 2;
describe the essential contributions of geoscience to the economic,
environmental and cultural needs of Society (Geological Society of London
Accreditation Requirement 1d)Assessment Numbers Applicable 1.

Study hours

Skills training and presentation sessions 20 hours
Preparation for presentations 130 hours


School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Presentation weighted 60%
Three Oral Presentations
Students will complete individually one five-minute plus two ten-minute oral presentations on geological topics. Presentation topics will be a combination of student choice and pre-assigned topics.

2: Portfolio weighted 40%
Oral and Poster Presentation plus Extended Abstract
A ten-minute conference-style oral presentation and poster presentation, plus 800 word extended abstract on topic of student's choice within pre-assigned theme.