Learning outcome, core skills:
The aim is to impart a thorough understanding of the importance of field work preparation. This will be achieved through acquisition of in-depth factual location specific knowledge, building on theoretical knowledge obtained in other courses, relevant to temperate forest and nature management issues and development of practical skills with emphasis on:
1. ability to collect, analyse and evaluate appropriate qualitative and quantitative information, and combining this with
2. choice of appropriate research tools in order to plan high quality field work. Teaching and learning methods: Teaching is done through internet based e-modules.
Each module contains well- defined learning objectives, literature and exercises, including multiple-choice self-tests and mediated online discussions. Students will work in inter-institutional virtual groups to arrive at project proposals that will form the basis for research work in the Joint Summer Module or the Forest Research Project.
The course is a preparatory course for the Joint Summer Module or the Forest Research Project. The course includes training in locating and assessing location specific literature; conducting critical online discussions as part of project preparation; preparing and analysing empirically based project proposals; selecting appropriate data collection instruments; finalising a fieldwork project proposal.
The course is run by University of Copenhagen and teachers from all five SUFONAMA universities. The course will be run on the absalon platform. Please follow the instructions sent to all SUFONAMA students via e-mail and Stud.IP