Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context 3 (Semester 2) (DESI09030)
|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 from the broader external context of their discipline to inform the writing of a professional record of their experience, with appropriate complementary documentation, which will enable them to justify the personal direction of their practice. Specifically the aims of this course are; to enable the student to gather, reflect upon and evaluate a period of personal engagement within their professional context; to enable the student to produce a range of reflective material and documentation which demonstrates an emerging consolidation of personal direction; to develop the students' abilities in critical analysis and reflective appraisal.
As described in short description
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 9,
External Visit Hours 4,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Lectures 11 (5 Context) Seminars etc 16 (5 Context) Formative Assessment 2 (2 Context)
|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 2500 word written submission in response to the specific requirements of the Context element. At the end of Semester 2 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 the ability to record, document and critically evaluate personal experiences within the discipline in an appropriate professional form.
- REFLECT: demonstrate the ability to reflect on their personal position and potential future direction within the wider external context of their discipline.
- COMMUNICATE: communicate findings from reflective evaluations, analyses and responses orally, visually and in writing, using a variety of strategies.
|Collins, H. (2010). Creative Research: The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries. London: AVA Publishing|
Cottrell, S (2005). Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Rose, G. (2012). Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials. London: SAGE
Walliman, N. (2001). Your Research Project: a Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Researcher. London: SAGE
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Time management and independent working; critical thinking; verbal and textual Communication; assess and evaluate own and others' work
|Course organiser||Dr Craig Martin
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713