Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context 3 (Semester 1) (DESI09026)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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.
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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