- Consistent with the overall aim of the class, to seek to apply theoretical knowledge - based on an understanding of the relevant literature - to appropriate concrete ‘real world’ examples;
- To facilitate active learning, encouraging students to undertake a novel investigation based upon questions asked of relevant stakeholders;
- To develop an innovatory form of assignment, complementary to the other assignments used in the class (group report and presentation, essay, final exam);
- To develop student centred learning.
The student evaluation forms provide strong evidence of the success of the class and, in particular, the validity and appropriateness of the overall objective of the class. To give one example, 96% of students agreed/strongly agreed with the statement ‘I would recommend this course to others’.