Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context Placement 3 (Semester 1) (DESI09027)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||In this course, students will source and analyse appropriate research material from the broader external context of their discipline, to inform the writing of a study proposal and other appropriate complementary documentation, which will enable them to plan and develop a personal direction for their practice. Specifically the aims of this course are; to enable the student to identify and evaluate an appropriate range of professional contexts and options; to enable the student to develop a coherent plan of study which demonstrates an emerging understanding of personal direction; to develop the students' abilities in critical analysis and project management.
As described in short description
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 9,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 18,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 11,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Each learning outcome has equal weighting (1/3).
Formative assessment is provided within the semester. There is formative feedback and feed forward through the session through skype and email. There will be peer group work at the start of Semester and tutorials and seminars at the end of Semester.
Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course, including a 3000 word written submission in response to the specific requirements of the Context element. At the end of Semester 1 students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- EVALUATE: demonstrate a recognition of the philosophical and professional context for the discipline and apply appropriate professional evaluative practices.
- PLAN: demonstrate the ability to reflect on the wider external context and their personal position within it, and formulate a plan for the potential future direction of their work.
- COMMUNICATE: communicate proposal concepts, plans and responses orally, visually and in writing, using a variety of strategies.
|Chapman, J. and Gant, N. (2007). Designers, Visionaries, and Other Stories: A Collection of Sustainable Design Essays. London: Earthscan|
Cottrell, S (2005). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Gunn, W. (2013). Design Anthropology: Theory and Practice. New York: Bloomsbury Academic
Madison, D. Soyini. (2005). Critical Ethnography: Method, Ethics, and Performance. Thousand Oaks, Calif.; London: Sage
Wolcott, H. (1995). The Art of Fieldwork. Altamira Press
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Project management and independent working; interpersonal, verbal and textual communication; recognise ethical and professional issues; assess own and others¿ work
|Keywords||Evaluate, Plan, Communicate, Identify, Options, Professional, Understanding, Critical, Analysis, Man
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5722
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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