Nanochemistry in Innovative Technologies Workshop 1: Module Induction Information Retrieval and Library Resources Oral Presentation Guidelines Plagiarism Context/Problem Based Learning • Teaching methodology which aims to increase students' engagement • Course based upon real-life applications of principles, techniques and experiments • Students presented with problem scenarios which are illdefined, and have a number of satisfactory solutions. • Learners collaborate to solve problems, acquire new knowledge and present the outcomes or product. • Provides the opportunity to develop valuable transferable skills • Students can take control of their learning • Academic staff adopt the role of facilitator during this process. • Further information: T.L. Overton, Context and Problem-Based Learning, New Directions, Issue 3, Oct. 2007, pages 7-12. Module Induction Workshop 1: Module induction Overview of library resources Workshop 2: Student presentation on “Applications of Nanomaterials in Society” Workshop 3: Class debate on “Advantages and Disadvantages of Nanomaterials in Society” Workshop 6: Student presentation on case study Close of module Workshop 5: Research on characterisation of nanomaterials Workshop 4: Research on synthesis of nanomaterials Tools to help you You have or will be provided with a Student Guide for this project in which you will find: • An overview of each workshop and a list of tasks to be completed during and after it. • Appendices containing guidelines for various aspects of the work involved. • Details about how the project will be assessed. Your first task is to read the guide carefully. Assessment of Module Mark Assessment Allocation mark Information retrieval Individual 10% PowerPoint presentation (Workshop 2) Individual 20% Debate Individual 20% Assessment Component Case Study: 50% Attendance and contribution at workshop 4. Individual (5%) Attendance and contribution at workshop 5. Individual (5%) Attendance and contribution at workshop 6. Individual (5%) Submission of group wiki. Group (20%) Peer assessment mark for wiki presentation. Group (5%) Final individual reflective piece. Individual (10%) Introduction to Case Studies CASE STUDY THEMES: APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS MEDICINAL 1: SILVER 2: GOLD ENVIRONMENTAL 3: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 4a: GRAPHENE 4:CARBON ALLOTROPES 4b: NANOTUBES MATERIALS 5: QUANTUM DOTS 4c: BUCKYBALLS 4d: BUCKYPAPER Case Studies Case Studies Project overview [Abstract/Summary] (max 300 words) Aim of the project. Overview of nanomaterial, including relevant background information. Product Preparation (max 1500 words, may include reaction schemes and diagrams) Protocol for the preparation of the product (this should include any interesting observations/properties of the product). Product Analysis (max 1000 words) What analysis will be done? What information this will provide? Timelines Timelines of analysis to be carried out to include report writing (present in a Gantt chart format). Costing How much will the raw materials cost. Conclusion (max 200 words) Summarise results and recommendations Tools to help you • Each group will have their own wiki to allow effective collaboration. Guidelines on how to use a wiki are provided and should be consulted. • You will add information to the wiki and your group will need to meet face to face between workshops. • At the end of the module, you will present your final team report directly from your wiki. • The wiki keeps a record of individual contributions to the group project. • It also enables your tutor to track your progress and give you regular feedback. • Your tutor must have your email address by the end of Workshop 3 to allow you to start using it in Workshop 4. Information Retrieval And Library Resources Available Resources • Web: – Journal databases (e.g. Publisher websites, Web of Knowledge etc.) – Internet search engines • Library: – Library staff – Text books – Journals – Online databases • Impact of choice of keywords • Important to be critical of source of information and its relevance. Oral Presentation Guidelines Tools to help you: Oral Presentations When preparing a presentation content should: • Suit your audience (for this presentation, the audience will be peers and academic staff) • Be informative and interesting and a suitable length In all cases, the presentation should be made as simple and visually engaging as possible. Guidelines • • • • Keep slides simple - too much text turns your audience off A picture speaks a thousand words Use simple colours, large font where possible Don’t (over) animate • Check that the slide can be read in the environment where you are going to speak • Credit the source that a diagram or image comes from and include references at the end. • Face your audience and try not to read from cards Structure of Presentation • Beginning - introduce topic generally, remember your audience • Core - longest section containing key findings • End - briefly summarise results, emphasising main point and reflecting on theme “Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said”. Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) American writer. Plagiarism • Plagiarism is not acknowledging the work of others. • Important things to remember: – Make sure to acknowledge any information that you obtain by including a reference. – Do not reproduce information word for word from a reference. – Failure to meet these requirements means you have plagiarised work and marks will be deducted. – References should be formatted according guidelines provided. Useful reference: Chapter 10 in “Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences”; Overton, T., Johnson, S., Scott, J.; Oxford University Press (2011) Getting Started in Your Group • Keep an open mind and be prepared to listen. • Avoid being dismissive or judgemental • Be aware of your body language – avoid being negative Getting Started in Your Group • • • • • • • Get to know each other Establish ground rules Brainstorm Agree tasks Plan your timeline Keep going The final product Useful reference: Chapter 3 in “Study and Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences”; Overton, T., Johnson, S., Scott, J.; Oxford University Press (2011) Assignment • Prepare a four minute PowerPoint presentation on the nanomaterial you have been assigned. • You must submit your slides by e-mail to your tutor by 5pm on the day before the presentation. Nanochemistry in Society Workshop 4: Introduction to Wiki Pages created using project headings Introductory text from tutor Log of recent activity used to monitor student contributions Pages can be edited and linked to other pages throughout the wiki. Use this space to explain to group members reasoning for changes made Using Your Wiki Reminder: • You will add information to the wiki during and after each workshop as you complete tasks. • At the end of the module you will use your wiki as your final presentation. • The wiki enables your tutor to track your progress and give you regular feedback. • The wiki keeps a record of individual contributions to the group project. Using Your Wiki Create pages in your wiki corresponding to the sections listed in the case study project template. Upload the information from your PowerPoint presentation and the outcome of the debate onto your wiki in the appropriate section. Discuss and start a section on synthesis of your assigned nanomaterial covering synthetic procedure and costing. You should also start to consider the content of the characterisation section which should be completed in the next workshop.