Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context 3 (Semester 1) (DESI09026)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all 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
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
External Visit Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 7,
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 at the mid-point of the semester. There is continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the session through group and individual tutorials and peer group work.
Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course, including a 1500 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.
|Cottrell, S (2005). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave|
Rampley, M. (Ed). (2001). Exploring Visual Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Rose, G. (2012). Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials. London: SAGE
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Time management and independent working; critical thinking; verbal and textual communication; assess own and others' work
|Course organiser||Dr Craig Martin
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713