You should work in groups of 3-4 in order to prepare a presentation. Your presentation should be 10-15 minutes in length. The presentations will take place before submission. At the end of your presentation, you will be asked questions by the lecturer, moderator and other students in the class.
Send an electronic copy of your presentation to your lecturer in advance of the class. You will be told the deadline for doing this.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 1: Evaluate the contribution of research to the emergence of policy initiatives
LO 2: Demonstrate an understanding of some of the main methods employed by social science researchers
Using examples, discuss the contribution of this individual to policy and/or our understanding of policy.
- Aim to cover 4-5 main points which relate to your chosen individual.
- Be prepared to answer questions about your presentation.
- You are expected to listen attentively to other students’ presentations and ask questions.
- Ensure that you use different types of sources to help you with your presentation (e.g. books, journal articles, research reports)
- Ensure you read some examples of this individual’s work
- You are advised to use PowerPoint to help present your work
- You must reference all material used on slides and in notes
- You must include a reference list at the end of your presentation
- Your presentation may be videoed for moderation purposes
- You are strongly advised to rehearse your presentation to check the length, whether will make sense to your audience, whether the slides are clear and legible, and that each person speaks for approximately the same amount of time
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above). In particular, this assignment will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Addresses the question set
- Evidence of independent reading, including evidence that you have read work that has been written by your selected individual
- Evidence of understanding and evaluation of material
- Clear and interesting presentation
- Accurate referencing, draws on range of appropriate sources
- Able to answer questions about your presentation
Have you read and understood the assessment criteria?
Have you met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may even be failed if you have not.
Have you demonstrated you can think and write critically in the completed work?
Have you maintained an appropriate tone throughout your work? Is your work formal, focused, developed and clear?
Have you checked that the referencing in your assignment is in line with your programme requirements?
Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your spelling and grammar?
Have you checked the length of your presentation (in minutes)?
Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and maintains academic integrity?