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400014 SE Demography of Education and its Benefits (2021W)

SE Theory for Doctoral Candidates

Continuous assessment of course work
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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.10. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 21.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Digital
Tuesday 23.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 25.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Digital
Tuesday 14.12. 14:00 - 18:30 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 14:00 - 18:00 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims:
It will introduce the participants to the theory of demographic metabolism (how younger generations with different levels of education replace the older ones) and in general to multi-dimensional population modeling. In terms of assessing the returns to education we will focus on the following topics: health and longevity, fertility and family planning, income and poverty, economic growth, quality of institutions and democracy, adaptive capacity to already unavoidable climate change.

Contents:
It will introduce the participants to the theory of demographic metabolism (how younger generations with different levels of education replace the older ones) and in general to multi-dimensional population modeling. In terms of assessing the returns to education we will focus on the following topics: health and longevity, fertility and family planning, income and poverty, economic growth, quality of institutions and democracy, adaptive capacity to already unavoidable climate change.

Method(s):
The seminar will be structured into three blocks. In the first part of the seminar there will be some lectures introducing the participants to the above-mentioned topics. After that a list of selected proposed themes for seminar presentations and papers to be written will be presented and participants can choose the theme that they want to cover. Some key readings will be assigned for each theme and participants are encouraged to search for further relevant literature. In the second block all participants will give a first presentation of their theme and will receive extensive feed-back and suggestions for improvement. In the third block participants will give their final presentation which then should also be documented in a written seminar paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Active participation in the discussions (10 percent)
2. Quality of presentations (30 percent)
3. Quality of written annotated version of the presentation with clear definition of sources and methods used, discussion of results and references (60 percent)

Important Grading Information:
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme must be met.
If a required task is not fulfilled, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness).
In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading.
Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.
If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’.
The plagiarism-detection service (Turnitin in Moodle) can be used in course of the grading: Details will be announced by the lecturer.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Only students who give a presentation in Block 2 and 3 will get a positive grade.

Active participation: Students are expected to participate in all sessions and also actively follow the presentations that other students give.
A maximum of one missed sessions will be tolerated. In the case of important personal reasons to miss more sessions the instructor can grant special permission.
Assessment criteria for the above stated three components of assessment:
For participation in discussions the student will receive 0-10 points
For the quality of the oral presentation the student will receive 0-30 points
For the quality of the written documentation the student will receive 0-60 points
Only if the student scores a total of over 50 points there will be a positive grade.

Examination topics

Beyond the above-described requirements there will be no examination.

Reading list

The Reading list will be communicated in the first lesson

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 12.10.2021 21:49