Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title PRESENTING THE PAST
Code HIST106
Coordinator Dr D Kempf
History
Damien.Kempf@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To introduce a variety of transferable skills;

To build group skills – through regular weekly meetings and the preparation of the group project;

To inculcate clear and accurate written and oral presentation skills;

To encourage an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon contemporary texts and other primary sources;

To explore the importance of independence of mind;

To introduce the skills relevant to the types of employment to which history graduates aspire i.e. team-working, interpersonal skills, self-confidence, oral/visual presentation.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon primary sources.

(LO2) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians.

(LO3) A foundational knowledge of the professional practice of History.

(S1) Confidence, independence of mind, responsibility, organisation and time-management.

(S2) The ability to work collaboratively and to participate in group discussion

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information, including online and digital resources.

(S4) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression.

(S5) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression


Syllabus

 

Eleven podcasts will be made available, which cover the skills required to complete the module successfully. Podcasts will include information on working as a group, the research process, working with primary sources, and on communicating the past through different mediums. Students will meet with their seminar group for nine scheduled 1-hour meetings during the semester. Groups may meet more often if they wish. Tutors will be present at six of these meetings. This module is designed to develop and test students’ skills in working independently and collaboratively. The project tutor is there to facilitate and support the group as it carries out research and designs the final project.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Podcast
Description: The podcasts provide a framework for the module, introduce the main themes, concepts and approaches, and provide the context for students to work on their group projects.
Attendance Recorded: No
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): 11

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: These focus on detailed group work towards the assessment, and on problem-solving and question and answer sessions with staff and fellow students.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Presentation seminars
Description: These give an opportunity for students to hear and discuss the work of other groups, while giving their own assessed presentations and receiving feedback from staff and fellow students.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   9

      0

0

11

11

31
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 128
TOTAL HOURS 159

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Group Project There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2000 words    40       
Group Presentation There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment.  20 minutes    30       
Source Analysis There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    30       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.