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Research projects and Sports

Presentation

The first semester if the 4th year (semester 7) deals with the bibliographical search. It is managed by the library staff.

 

The second semester of the 4th year (semester 8) addresses the scientific communication and is used to generation the scientific propositions. It is driven jointly by the scientific tutor and the English professors (a specific UE).

 

The third part is devoted to the implementation and assessment of the scientific proposals. It takes place in the first semester of the 5th year (semester 9), as another UE.

 

Organization:

 

Semester S7 : 2x1h15 lectures on bibliographical search, delivered by the library staff, plus 30 hours personal work.

 

Semester S8 : 55 h hour personal work for the team project, driven by the scientific tutor. Close link with English courses for written and oral communication.

 

Main difficulties for students:

- Manage their time to work every week on the project

- Allocate enough time for the generation of deliverables

- Process with scientific rigor, including for produced documents.

Objectives

The module aims at giving the students a first experience with research through a tutored project in teams (2 to 4 students).

 

At the end of the module, the student will :

- know how to conduct a bibliography search, synthesise and cite it, for a given scientific topic;

- communicate with rigor in English, orally of through written documents to highlight the research activity performed;

- perform a simple research action in a team organization to generate scientific propositions, then implement and finally assess them.

Recommended prerequisite

None

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...