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Postgraduate Course: ASN: Reflective Practice - Professional Development (ARCH11218)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 2nd year of the programme demands a refined and self-critical response from the student to reflect on a generated body of work and identify the strands of thematic content which underpin personal development.
This course enables students to develop the theoretical context of their work through a process of reflective practice to identify areas of theory and current debate relevant to personal interest and professional development.

Aims of the Course:
To develop theoretical and organisational aspects of personal interest for advanced analysis, research and practice.
To relate personal interest through comparative literature review.
To explore precedents of creative practice and technique that informs personal practice.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 134 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
Feedback Feedback for this course will be provided from tutors in verbal (formative) and written (summative) forms at key points, notably ongoing studio tutorials, mid semester reviews and end of semester assessment. This is aligned with the Universities common feedback structures, including:

Formative Assessment is designed to provide you with feedback on your progress and inform development, but does not contribute to your final grade. Formative assessment allows your tutors to give you feedback prior to undertaking a piece of (summatively) assessed work. Formative assessment aids understanding and development of your knowledge and skills and is intended to promote further improvement in your level of attainment. Some courses have formatively assessed assignments but not all courses have this.

Summative assessment is the process of evaluating (and marking) your work at a point in time. You will receive a grade for each course relative to the programme assessment criteria and individual course objectives. Marks are confirmed by at the end of year Examination Board and are combined to produce a single, numerical mark.

Refer to the ASN Programme Handbook for details of the Common Marking Scheme and grade descriptors.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Reflection: present a retrospective documentation of work produced to date, with an evident sense of critical evaluation.
  2. Exploration: undertake an investigation into comparative literature and precedents of creative practice.
  3. Development: demonstrate an awareness of the theoretical context of your personal work and how this is positioned within current thinking.
Reading List
A specific bibliography is provided at the course introduction. A general bibliography is provided by the course director at
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsReflective Practice
Course organiserMr Donald Urquhart
Course secretaryMiss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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