NIFK18004U Introductory Project
MSc Programme in Integrated Food Studies.
The P0-project is an introduction project work. The purpose is to introduce aspects of the problem based learning tradition with focus on qualifying problem analysis and problem formulation of the project problem.
P0 will serve as an exercise in defining and writing a project in groups using the problem based learning tools introduced by lectures and texts. The groups for the P0 project will be predefined. The P0 has a twofold purpose – first to work with identifying a problem and working with the qualification of this in a welfare framework attempting to use the integrated approach in the education. And second to work with the problem based learning tools and approaches.
These two purposes will together give the students an opportunity to reflect the IFS visions and challenges and thereby also work with the future opportunities in creating and reflecting the candidate jobs.
Students who pass the P0 will have qualifications as follows
Knowledge and understanding
- Should have knowledge of the problem based learning formulation process (defining a problem, problem analysis and problem formulation).
- Should have knowledge of the group work process and the tools to ensure a food problem based learning process.
- Should have basic knowledge of the three different approaches involved in the IFS master.
- Should be able to perform a problem analysis of an IFS relevant topic
- Should be able to state the choice of problem formulation.
- Should be able to identify the three research areas (PHN, Network & Innovation and Design) related to the IFS profile.
- Should be able to demonstrate a group presentation.
- Should be able to explain the group process and the process with the project report.
- Should be able to summarise the learning process from project formulation to final outcome.
See Absalon for a list of course litterature.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the MSc Programme in Integrated Food Studies.
- 5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentThe introductory project will be assessed through an individual paper (3-4 pages) reflecting over the group work process and presenting results of the field work. The paper is written during the course and submitted at the end of the course.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
- Exam period
Similar to ordinary exam. If the student did not pass the ordinary exam, a new reflection paper must be handed in two weeks prior to the reeksam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.
- Field Work
- Project work