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Dissemination Practice - PHI00023M

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Owen Hulatt
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

To give students experience of all aspects of dissemination of philosophical research including organising a dissemination event; preparing, presenting and defending a paper; challenging work presented by others at a 'conference'; editing conference proceedings.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • The module consists of the whole cohort organising a conference, presenting papers and discussing each others' work and editing the proceedings.
  • The cohort will be split into two teams for the teamwork elements, with one team organising and the other editing.
  • All students will be expected to give a paper at the conference and engage actively in the discussions.

Academic and graduate skills

  • Skills required to organise an academic event
  • The ability to prepare, present and defend a paper
  • The ability to engage constructively in an academic conference
  • The ability to edit the proceedings of the conference to provide a permanent record of the event

Other learning outcomes (if applicable)

  • Teamwork
  • Constructive criticism


Task Length % of module mark
Teamwork Exercise - 2000 word report
N/A 40
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Chairing conference session
N/A 10
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Presentation of paper at conference
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Viva voce examination of role in teamwork exercise and 'conference' paper.
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive written feedback on the report of the teamwork exercise and also on chairing and presentation.

Indicative reading

There is no reading list for this module.

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