Aims/Description: Students will develop their knowledge and research skills through undertaking an ethnographic project involving participant observation through becoming a member of a club, group or society. This unit will also provide a basis for those who wish to undertake a work-based ethnographic/reflective dissertation. This module aims to: i) Prepare students to become lifelong reflective practitioners; ii) Familiarise them with ethnographic approaches; and iii) Enable them to undertake an ethnography project. Particular emphasis will be placed upon aspects related to language and intercultural communication. By the end of the module we expect that students will be able to demonstrate: i) An understanding of the need for a conceptual framework for the observation of people's behaviour; ii) Skills in techniques of ethnographic research; iii) Independent skills in the organisation of the home ethnographic project; and iv) An ability to undertake substantial reflection and analysis of one's own attitudes and assumptions.

Staff Contact: Dr J Woodin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work, presentation

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