Undergraduate Course: Architecture Placement: Reflection (ARJA10001)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course offers the opportunity for study in the workplace environment. While the student is undertaking a period of employment a topic is identified in discussion with a member of academic staff and a draft report on the topic is submitted. The Placement Report is a focused study of a particular aspect of architectural practice (or related activity) carried out during the Placement period and then submitted on their return.
This course normally follows Architectural Placement Working Learning (APWL). The aim of the module is to:
1. Provide an opportunity to reflect, appraise, analyse and present knowledge and understanding gained through direct experience of a specific aspect of the architectural profession (or related activity);
2. Practice researching and investigating a specific topic bearing on the practice of architecture or a related activity;
3. Articulate and illustrate work experience (or related activity) in a coherent and professional manner;
4. Invite students to gather information (text and drawings) relating to the practice of architecture (or a related activity) and to assemble this into a coherent form.
ARB criteria demonstrated in this course:
no formal mapping to ARB criteria.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Propose a subject of study with clear objectives demonstrated through the submission of a summary.
- Throroughly analyse, reflect and demonstrate familiarity with a chosen topic ensuring references to key texts in the field.
- Present written work (including drawings and illustrations) that is objective, lucid, clearly expressed and shows a coherent structure and style.
|Russell, Terrence M. (1992). Essays, Reports and Dissertations: Guidance Notes on the Preparation and Presentation of Written Work. University of Edinburgh Library Guide No. 42.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||reflective knowledge,writing skills
|Course organiser||Mr Mark Cousins
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802