TCP1026 : Understanding Place: Methods and Perspectives
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Roger Burrows
- Lecturer: Dr Neil Adrian Powe, Dr Diego Garcia Mejuto
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
1. To introduce students to the ways in which different places and people are constructed and the impacts this can have (particularly for planning professionals).
2. To introduce students to research methods and provide opportunities for practice in a fieldwork setting.
3. To provide students with an opportunity to understand past and present issues facing different places within Tyneside.
This module aims to enable students to gain an understanding of a particular place (through case study work and the use and analysis of multiple sources of data). Students will develop an awareness of different places within Tyneside and the ways in which different knowledges can impact on the development of an area and their own perceptions of place. Through completing this module students will develop an understanding of the constructions of different places and through critical analysis of material will identify the key issues facing these places. Students will develop and critically analyse and synthesise a range of data and materials as well as develop reflexive skills required for professional and scholarly development. This module develops further the skills learned and issues considered by TCP1024 Reading the City.
Outline Of Syllabus
2. Conceptualising Places
3. Observation & Ethics
4. Statistics and GIS
5. Changing Places
7. Digital Places
9. Using Archives
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||65:00||65:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||9||2:00||18:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||5||2:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||65:00||65:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||7||2:00||14:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||28:00||28:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module is designed to enhance student’s critical understandings of particular places and attendant issues that face different places (localities) within Tyne & Wear and how these have changes over time through students’ group studies of a given place and the studies collectively. The module is designed to introduce social science research knowledge and skills that will be built on in stage 2 (TCP2027) and prepare the student for undertaking an independent (supervised) research project on a topic selected by the student (TCP3099). Therefore, the module’s teaching and learning is provided through lectures, group tutorials and dedicated fieldwork sessions (key concepts are introduced in lectures, followed by periods of group fieldwork and practical tutorials for the groups to support learning). A reflexive element is introduced for the students to reflect on their own personal and/or professional developments in response to their particular place of study.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||15||2||M||20||Group oral presentation on case study area|
|Essay||2||M||20||Individual reflexive essay (500 words) to include submission of field log|
|Report||2||M||60||Group project report (2,000 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
All assessments enable students to consecutively build on prior knowledge of the study area and develop their skills and knowledge in relation to this.