Work Placement - HI883
Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module
|30 (15)||Dr R F Higgitt|
The information below applies to the 2015-16 session
The curriculum is flexible to allow students to work around other modules, to adapt to the requirements of different placements and to follow their interests. Placements should, with support from teaching staff, be researched and confirmed in the Autumn Term, with tasks/projects agreed.
Seminar sessions on campus will be organised to reflect the placements, offering appropriate reading, discussion and critical reflection. They are an opportunity for students to feedback on work they have achieved, giving presentations to share their experiences with other students. There will also be an opportunity for one-to-one feedback and discussion.
Method of assessment
- (Will depend on student interests and placements) B.M. Carbonell. (2004) Museum Studies: an anthology of contexts. Maldon MA: Blackwell M. Frisch. (199) A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History. New York: SUNY Press J. Gregory & D. Miller. (1998) Science in Public: Communication, Culture and Credibility. New York: Plenum Trade E. Hooper-Greenhill. (1999) The Educational Role of the Museum. London: Routledge A. Irwin & B. Wynne (eds.). (1996) Misunderstanding Science? The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology. Cambridge: CUP H. Kean, P. Martin and S. Morgan. (2000) Seeing History: Public History in Britain Now. London: Francis Boutle Publications D. Nelkin. (1995) Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology. London: W.H. Freeman N. Simon. (2010) The Participatory Museum. New York: First Edition
- As a consequence of taking this module students will have: 11.1 Gained experience working in an environment focused on communicating history/history of science/science with different audiences. 11.2 Developed a critical understanding of the requirements of the role/institution in which they are placed. 11.3 Gained the ability to judge and make use of modes of communication appropriate to the placement and the different audiences and/or stakeholders involved. 11.4 Gained an understanding of key themes explored by historians and communicators in exploring the relationship of history/science with the public.