Topic outline

  • General

    This unit of learning is part of the following learning pathways:

  • Duration

    Duration

    Hours

    20

    Lessons hours: 6

    Self-study hours: 10

    Hands-on hours: 4

    Other (please specify):

    Assessment hours:


    • DEEP INSIGHT YOUR TOPIC

      The learner will be able to identify the state of the art of knowledge on a specific topic

      Competences

      • Find updated scientific and technical information 
      • Evaluate relevance of scientific and technical information

      Knowledge

      • Scientific and technical information lifecycle
      • Structure of databases of scientific information, technical data and patents
      • Advanced search strategies

      Skills

      • Identify effectively keywords and search strings
      • Use advanced operators and tips and trick to build effective search strings
      • Apply criteria to select relevant scientific literature through commercial databases


      • Assessment methods

        • Practical assignment under supervision
        • Practical assignment autonomously and responsibly

        • Assessment criteria

          Activities and assignments will be evaluated and self-assessed on the basis of a rubric

          • Qualifications framework

            Reference to EQF and NVQ

            6

            • Delivery methods

              • Hands-on
              • lessons/presentations


              • Resources

                Readings:

                 

                Websites:

                 

                Videos and tutorials:


                • Activities

                  Information-problem tasks and case studies assignments

                  • WEB SEARCH STRATEGIES

                    The learner will be able to effectively find scientific and technical information on the web  

                    Competences

                    • Search for information through a wide range of on-line information sources

                    Knowledge

                    • Scientific and technical information on the web
                    • Web search techniques 
                    • Tools, plugins and add-on

                    Skills

                    • Apply different strategies for web searching 
                    • Access full-text of documents
                    • Manage results in a teamwork


                    • Assessment methods

                      • Practical assignment under supervision
                      • Practical assignment autonomously and responsibly


                      • Assessment criteria

                        Activities and assignments will be evaluated and self-assessed on the basis of a rubric

                        • Qualifications framework

                          • Delivery methods

                            • Hands-on
                            • Lectures/lessons/presentations


                            • Resources

                              Readings:

                               

                              Websites:

                               

                              Videos and tutorials


                              • Activities

                                Information-problem tasks and case studies assignments