Sian Rees Session 23rd March 2018 – Park Campus


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Session title: Issues and Crisis Management (MSP200R – PR Theory)

Number of students: Approx 40

Date, time and location: Friday 23rd March 2018, 12:00 – 14:00, Faraday D.

Session outline:

This session tries to bring quite a conceptual, theoretical topic to life for quite a disparate cohort of around 40 students (Theories of crisis and issues management). Looking at how organisations plan for and handle crisis communications.

The session runs as small class teaching within a large class setting and utilises multiple instances of small group “group work”, discussion and questioning to facilitate this. The module tries to ensure a group of 40 students engages with the material and engages with the teacher. An interactive seminar feel is the target, rather than that of a big lecture.

There are several breakout segments within the session where case studies are considered, and followed by discussion in groups and as a whole class (there is both discussion and discussion management here). The students work in groups of two or three, which also involves some group management and is a good example of using group work in a setting not designed for it !

Teaching methods used in this session (click to expand / contract):

Active Learning
Audience participation
Authentic assessment
Discussion
Feedback session  
Flipped learning  
Formative assessment  
Group work
Lab session  
Large student numbers
Lecture
Practical session  
Seminar  
Small student numbers  
Summative assessment  
Technology enhanced learning  

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