Postgraduate Course: Behavioural Studies (ARHW11004)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Architecture - Heriot-Watt University
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS DELIVERED BY DISTANCE LEARNING - OWNED AND ADMINISTRATED BY HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY. Module leader Montarzino, A. Student effort hours 150.
? To introduce the basic concepts of how humans perceive and interact with the environment
? To provide an understanding of the rationale of behaviour studies and of the social, architectural and environmental issues that originated them.
? To create an awareness of the relevance of environmental behaviour in the design professions
? To provide a basic knowledge of research methods and their application in environment and behaviour research
? To provide basic statistical concepts applied to environmental research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Understanding, Knowledge and Cognitive Skills
? An understanding of how humans as users perceive and interact with the environment and the implications this has for design professionals.
? Knowledge of the difference, in environmental perception. between users and design professionals
? Ability to understand the purpose of research in the built environment and the different methods with which this can be achieved.
Scholarship, Enquiry and Research (Research-Informed Learning)
? Learning through critical assessment of environmental research
? Scholarship and skills developed through carrying out a small piece of research as coursework
Industrial, Commercial & Professional Practice
? Ability to understand users and design professionals through awareness of user preferences and designers? assumptions
? Research skills developed through application of methods and concepts developed in environmental psychology.
Autonomy, Accountability & Working with Others
? Ability to carry out own research as part of a larger class project, uniting personal responsibility with accountability with the group.
Communication, Numeracy & ICT
? Ability to communicate own research embedded in a wider research framework
? Ability to develop pattern finding and analytical skills
|Keywords||Topics in order of presentation:
? Introduction to the nature & evolution of Environment and Behav
|Course organiser||Prof Mark Dorrian
Tel: (0131 6)50 2338
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Seftor
Tel: 0131 221 6072
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