Undergraduate Course: Design Research and Context 3 (Semester 2) (DESI09030)
|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 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.
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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