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SOES6065 Field Research and Workplace Techniques for Professional Geoscientists

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

1. Increase undergraduate awareness of effective teamwork. 2. Further develop the geological and technical skills required to be a successful contributor to a geoscientific entity.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Ophiolite formation
  • Granite Emplacement
  • Vein formation and mineralisation.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • A fundamental understanding of the he principles and practice of successful teamwork through an active learning environment
  • Computational and report writing skills through delivery of consultancy reports
  • Actions required to complete a successful risk assessment

Syllabus

The syllabus is focussed on a series of fieldwork exercises based on the geology of Cornwall including: 1. Evolution of the Lizard Ophiolite Complex based on evidence collected between Coverack Cove and Porthoustock, Cornwall. 2. On granite formation and emplacement. Evidence from SW Cornwall. 3. Veins, Mineralization and Deformation. Observations from Cornwall.

Special Features

Development of teamwork skills. Development of consultancy skills Advanced Field methods. High level technical/scientific writing. Report Generation

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The cohort is divided into groups. Following a briefing session and team development session at Southampton, the individual groups collect data during each day for field localities in Cornwall. Each evening the work is collated and developed into a report.

TypeHours
Independent Study60
Teaching64
Total study time124

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Assessment is by three reports and a Powerpoint presentation at 25% for each component. Report 1. Evolution of the Lizard Ophiolite Complex based on evidence collected between Coverack Cove and Porthoustock, Cornwall. Report 2. On granite formation and emplacement. Evidence from SW Cornwall. Report 3 Mineralization and Deformation. Observations from Cornwall. Powerpoint 1. One of the above titles. Team mark is then modified to an individual mark following Peer to Peer assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Presentation 25%
Report 25%
Report 25%
Report 25%
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