Behaviour: seminar and skills
|Course code module||MBIO2020|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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Basic knowledge of behavioural biology, behavioural ecology and animal physiology.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The students have the ability to observe and interpret behaviour (for example the independent establishment and implementation of behaviour protocols, analysis and interpretation of simple observation data, writing a paper/essay/project proposal in accordance with the assignment…). The students are familiar with (1) asking the correct questions within the context of behavioural research; (2) how hypotheses and predictions can be tested on the basis of behavioural data; (3) how behavioural data are processed, interpreted, and presented. The students have the ability to critically discuss English language professional literature.
3. Course content
The most recent developments in behavioural research will be discussed. Attention will be given to mechanical, functional and evolutionary aspects. Moreover, several skills which are essential for behavioural research will be acquired and applied during individual and/or group projects (e.g. independently establishing behavioural protocols, analysis and interpretation of observational data, writing essay, drawing up of hypotheses, writing a short research proposal,…)
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Seminars (possible question and answer sessions)Skills training
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupPaper - individualPaper - in groupProject-based work - individualProject-based work - in group
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignmentsParticipation in classroom activities
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
The necessary texts will be provided.
7. Recommended reading - study material
The lecturers (as well as the teaching assistants) can always be contacted when students have questions or need additional information.
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