Biology Online Module Handbook

ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science

(ID4001 online module handbook version 30)

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This module is based on the Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme launched in 2002. It provides final year students within the Faculty of Science with the opportunity to gain first hand experience of science education through a mentoring scheme with science teachers in local schools. Students will act initially as observers in the classroom and later as classroom assistants. With permission of the teacher-in-charge, students may also be given the opportunity to lead at least one lesson, or activity within a lesson, during their placement. This module will enable students to gain substantial experience of working in a challenging and unpredictable working environment, and of communicating scientific ideas at various different levels; and to gain a broad understanding of many of the key aspects of teaching science in schools. While of particular value to students aiming for a career in education, these core skills are equally important for any career that requires good communication. Entry to this module is by selection following application and interview during the preceding semester.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Tracey Gloster
tmg@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 467245
Pre-requisite Modules:
AVAILABLE ONLY TO FINAL YEAR STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOLLOWING APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW IN THE PRECEDING SEMESTER. AVAILABLE ONLY TO FINAL YEAR STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOLLOWING APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW IN THE PRECEDING SEMESTER*
Anti-requisite Modules:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

ID4001: Timetable

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Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
18-09-2017
15:00 to 17:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Seminar room 1
Dr Tracey Gloster

Tutorial T1: Tutorial 1
2017-8_ID4001_T1

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
02-10-2017
15:00 to 17:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Seminar room 1
Dr Tracey Gloster

Tutorial T2: Tutorial 2
2017-8_ID4001_T2

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
20-10-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Seminar room 1
Dr Tracey Gloster

Tutorial T3: Tutorial 3
2017-8_ID4001_T3

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
30-10-2017
15:00 to 17:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Seminar room 1
Dr Tracey Gloster

Tutorial T4: Tutorial 4
2017-8_ID4001_T4

Semester 1: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
20-11-2017
15:00 to 17:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Seminar room 1
Dr Tracey Gloster

Tutorial T5: Tutorial 5
2017-8_ID4001_T5
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

ID4001: Reading List

Click for ID4001 reading list

ID4001: Assessment

Coursework = 100% comprising: Written report on the placement (35%) Teacher's assessment of student's placement (25%) Oral presentation (30%) Project proposal (10%)*

(MMS assessment data cached: 17 November 2017 23:20:14.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Tracey Gloster tmg@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Tracey Gloster tmg@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Tracey Gloster tmg@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Tracey Gloster tmg@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

ID4001: Contributing Staff

Dr Tracey Gloster

Dr Tracey Gloster
(Module Organiser)

Wellcome Trust Research Fellowtmg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Tracey GlosterDr Tracey Gloster
(Module Organiser)
Wellcome Trust Research Fellowtmg@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

ID4001: Learning Outcomes

No details are currently available for Learning Outcomes

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

ID4001: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - participating
    • Short individual presentation on project idea (up to 15 min)
    • Project report
    • Research proposal
    • Critically evaluating sources/information
    • Finding information on the web
    • Finding literature
    • Sourcing figures/tables
    • Lab or field notebook
    • Designing experiments
    • Managing a team
    Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
    Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
    * University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
    School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
    University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

    Policies

    (Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)