Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM036: Knowledge Exchange in the Field
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Angela Cassidy (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
Engaging effectively with diverse audiences and organisations beyond academia is a critical skill for advanced students across social science, natural science and humantities disciplines. Research conducted ‘in the field’ – located in communities, landscapes, farms and wider environments - brings with it specific challenges, as expert knowledge interacts with the experiential and place based knowledge of professionals (e.g. land managers, farmers, industry); local communities; and policymakers. In this module, you will explore multiple approaches to ‘knowledge exchange’, including working with mass media; public and policy engagement; and engaged, participatory and community led approaches to research. We will approach these issues via a topical focus on food, agriculture, and sustainability, as understood across the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.
There are no pre-requisities for this module.
This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students from programmes across social science, natural science and humanities disciplines.