|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
• To examine critically existing understandings and models of local and regional development
• To provide an advanced knowledge and understanding of local and regional development theory and policy.
• To develop an advanced understanding of the instruments and policies of local and regional development.
• To examine local and regional development in practice in an international context.
Part I – Introduction outlines the changing context of local and regional development and poses
fundamental questions about its purpose and nature.
Part II – Frameworks of understanding – Concepts and theories of local and regional
development provides a range of conceptual and theoretical frameworks for understanding and
interpreting local and regional development.
Part III – Interventions: instruments and policies discusses the strategies and policies of attempts
to generate and shape local and regional development processes.
Part IV – Local and regional development in practice addresses ‘on the ground’
experiences in different contexts internationally in the global North and South.
Part V – Conclusions summarises and concludes the main contributions and issues
raised in the module as well as outlining future concerns for local and regional development.
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||18:00||3 x 6 parallel sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||2:00||2:00||2:00||Film, TV, Podcast, Youtube and Blog debate and analysis|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||6||1:00||6:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||162:00||162:00||0:00||N/A|
Lectures introduce, develop and illustrate the core conceptual, theoretical, empirical and policy content of the module.
The workshop focuses upon debate and analysis of contemporary material, drawing upon specialist film, TV, podcast, Youtube and blog sources.
Seminars provide an opportunity for more interactive, student-led discussion, analysis and debate.
The drop in/surgery provides an opportunity for discussion and problem solving in addressing course material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||50||2,000 word essay; choose one question from a choice of 10 set in the Module Handbook|
|Essay||1||M||50||2,000 word essay; choose one question from a choice of 10 set in the Module Handbook|
Assessed Essays I and II tests the students’ ability to explore subjects in-depth, demanding critical reading and writing skills and an ability to gather and synthesise material and to formulate a rigorous argument.
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