751-6001-00L  Forum: Livestock in the World Food System

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersS. Meese
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


751-6001-00 SForum: Livestock in the World Food System2 hrs
Wed08:15-10:00LFW C 1 »
S. Meese

Catalogue data

AbstractThis forum is a platform for the critical reflection of relevant topics of livestock in the frame of the world food system comprising issues from basic knowledge to acceptance in society. The exchange is operated by scientific writing and presentation.
ObjectiveIn the Forum "Livestock in the World Food System", a topic of significance for livestock agriculture is selected by the students and subsequently dealt with from various angles (from scientific basis to production systems, environmental aspects and to the acceptance by society).
The students learn to present a scientific subject in writing and orally to an audience and to defend the presentation in a discussion.
Further, feedback is intended to improve the presentation style. Furthermore, the review process of a scientific paper will be demonstrated and applied.
ContentThe Forum "Livestock in the World Food System" will take place in blocks of 2 hours each. Once the general topic has been selected, it comprises two parts:

Part 1
Aspect 1 - Oral presentation: The students form small groups and are lecturers.
Aspect 2 - chairperson: There are moderators which are chosen from outside of the presenting groups and they will lead the discussion and the remaining students and the lecturer are the audience and ask questions.
Aspect 3 - feedback: At the beginning, students form teams of 2, which are not in the same group, to give each other feedback on their presentation style.

Part 2.
Aspect 1 - Scientific writing: Preparation of a critical review of a chosen publication and individual exchange with the lecturer.
Aspect 2 - Defense: There will be a discussion in small groups on several dates to discuss the chosen publication in detail and the observations during the process.

Introductions to both presentation forms will be given by the lecturer.
Lecture notesno scriptum
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements for allocation of the two credit points:

- oral talk with sufficient handout
- delivery of the scientific writing in sufficient quality
- active participation during all presentations (in case of absence there will be additional tasks)
- feedback on the presentation style of a student
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersS. Meese
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationLeistungskontrolle kann auch auf D abgelegt werden.

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Places20 at the most
Waiting listuntil 01.10.2023

Offered in

Agricultural Sciences MasterLivestockSystemsW+Information
Agricultural Sciences MasterAnimal SciencesW+Information
Agricultural Sciences MasterProject Management for Scientific ResearchW+Information
Agricultural Sciences MasterSustainable Agricultural DevelopmentW+Information
Food Science MasterSafety and Quality in Agri-Food ChainWInformation