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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Global Challenges in Practice-CBL
Module Code GC2CH
School 53
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Shirley Coyle
Semester 2: Shirley Coyle
Autumn: Shirley Coyle
Module TeachersDiarmuid Torney
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Challenge-based learning - A design challenge provided by an external stakeholder, including commercial enterprises, state bodies, NGOs, local communities or initiatives on the DCU campus. These organisations will provide a design brief for students to explore the problem and design and implement possible solutions.

Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate the interconnected role of science, governance, and technology in addressing global challenges and the potential implications of proposed solutions.
2. Integrate interdisciplinary knowledge of politics, society, culture, ethics, technology and engineering to tackle a societal challenge.
3. Identify, develop and implement a design cycle for data-informed and technology-based solutions to a campus based challenge.
4. Develop the communication skills to clearly present the innovations, advantages and challenges of the data-informed and technology-based solutions to a diverse audience including peers, industry and an engaged public.
5. Collaborate within a team to propose innovative solutions to an identified real-world problem.
6. Constructively assess self and peers’ contribution to a project.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Sustainability Challenge
All of the taught courses relate to this ASC, covering exploring, defining, analysing, designing solutions and implementing/evaluating solutions. The challenge will bring in ethical considerations. Peer learning and peer assessment integrated into ASCs Students will need to analyse and review a range of technologies in use responding to global challenges relevant to their assessment. Their investigation may involve the simulation of specific global challenge Students will prepare a presentation to communicate the pros and cons of a technology solution to a global challenge This challenge will involve the development of skills in Critical thinking, Analysis, Evaluation, Planning through practice.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group presentationCampus challenge - A design brief to address sustainability on campus. Group presentation to define the problem10%Week 6
Report(s)Interim report10%Week 12
Written ExamReflections on guest lectures10%Every Second Week
AssignmentGlobal Governance(FLO) Assessment10%n/a
Group presentationPresentation10%Week 24
ProjectDemonstration/showcase of proposed solution20%Week 30
Report(s)Final Report30%Week 30
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    GCBSc in Global Challenges

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