Undergraduate Course: Architectural Practice: Reflection (ARCH10026)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides for recording and reflecting on professional practice in the MA Architecture degree's practice period. It is intended as an academic companion to work based learning. The course is introduced through a short series of seminars, followed by active reflection during placement period through a structured journal.
This course has two components. Induction orients students to academic skills in reflective writing and the role of journals. Reflection comprises active learning, reflection and recording through practice activity.
The course is centred on your experiences of professional practice. Students have the opportunity to study in a practice environment and build up formatively assessed contributions over time to form a substantial piece of reflective work. It is undertaken through an assessed journal with formative assessment.
You will be taught through a short series of lectures and seminars on campus. During the practice period, the course is delivered by distance learning to support your employment commitments. Tutorial support will be provided by dedicated practice support tutors.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Online Activities 28,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 117,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||You are asked to prepare an on-line reflective journal amounting to a minimum of 5 entries of around 750 words each. It comprises 100% of the final mark for this course.
The assessment component addresses all the learning outcomes for this course. All the learning outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment of your work. You should refer to the programme handbook for further information.
||You will receive formative feedback on your initial two journal entries. This will be after your second journal entry. You will receive written summative feedback on completion of your assignment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key themes and offer comment on contemporary issues in practice and the workplace.
- Show understanding through critical reflection of the academic, social, ethical and cultural contexts of practice and the workplace.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively and rigorously the process of your practice period.
|Architect's Handbook of Practice Management, RIBA (2001)|
The Architect in Practice, David Chappell & Christopher J Willis, Blackwell (2005)
Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook, Cliff Moser (2013)
The Reflective Practitioner, Donald Schon (1983)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Be able to demonstrate the ability to understand the professional contexts around the discipline of architecture.
Be able to situate experience of the workplace within wider academic and intellectual frameworks
Be able to record and reflect on work experience in a rigorous and critical manner
Be able to articulate and then communicate about employment and career development in a critical way
|Keywords||Work based learning,Architecture,Reflection
|Course organiser||Ms Laura Harty
Tel: (0131 6)58 2319
|Course secretary||Mr Aidan Cole
Tel: (0131 6)50 2306