GEO3114 : Local and Regional Development
GEO3114 : Local and Regional Development
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Professor Danny MacKinnon
- Lecturer: Professor Rachel Franklin, Dr Emma Ormerod, Professor Andy Pike, Dr Kean Fan Lim
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
|GEO2103||Development & Globalisation|
Pre Requisite Comment
Students must have taken one of the two pre-requisite modules at stage 2.
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
• 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.
Outline Of Syllabus
Part I – Introduction to local and regional development: outlines the changing context of local and regional development and social and spatial inequalities and poses fundamental questions about the purpose and nature of ‘development’ locally and regionally.
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, with a focus on post-crisis development.
Part III – Policy and Practice: discusses the strategies and policies of attempts to generate and shape local and regional development processes.
Part IV – International Perspectives: addresses ‘on the ground’ experiences in different contexts internationally, as well as future career development skills.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
• An advanced knowledge and understanding of models of local and regional development.
• An advanced knowledge and understanding of local and regional development theory and policy.
• An advanced understanding of the instruments and policies of local and regional development.
• Detailed understanding of local and regional development practice in an international context.
Intended Skill Outcomes
• An ability to critically engage with current issues and debates about concepts and theories of local and regional development.
• The ability to engage critically with local and regional development policy.
• The ability to critically assess the value, applicability and transferability of local and regional development practice in an international context.
• The ability to synthesise and present local and regional development data and to interpret and analyse its significance.
• The ability to critically select and access relevant and appropriate information and data from a range of sources.
• Practical experience of local and regional development theory, policy and practice through the analysis of case studies.
• The ability to communicate by means of well prepared, clear, concise and well written documents.
• The ability to plan, organise and prioritise work activities and manage time effectively.
• The ability to work independently with initiative and solve problems.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||121:00||121:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||Small group seminars to support learning in lectures.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||3||1:00||3:00||Small group workshops linked to assessment.|
|Structured Guided Learning||Structured non-synchronous discussion||6||1:00||6:00||Key readings and tasks based on lecture and workshop content.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||Online live drop-ins at end of each semester, supporting assessment.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Module talk||1||3:00||3:00||Film Screening & Discussion.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Module talk||1||1:00||1:00||Career Talk|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Module talk||1||1:00||1:00||Whole group introduction to Assessment 2, leading into small group workshops|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce, develop and illustrate the core conceptual, theoretical, empirical and policy content of the module.
Seminars provide an opportunity to ground and deliver lecture content in smaller groups, with analysis and student-led debates.
The workshops focus upon debate and analysis of contemporary material in smaller groups, with links to the assessment.
Guided learning through set readings and tasks deepens student knowledge and discussion, enabled through online discussion boards.
Module Talks introduce students to employment skills related to core material covered.
The drop in/surgery provides an opportunity for discussion and problem solving in addressing course material and assessment.
All lectures, module talks and small group teaching sessions (unless otherwise stated) are planned to be PiP in 23/24, but alternative online provision will be provided should individual and wider health contexts demand it.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||60||2,000 word essay|
|Report||2||M||40||1,300 word policy report|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessed essay 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. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and critical examination of existing models of local and regional development alongside an application of relevant theory.
The policy report tests student’s ability to engage with the workshops materials, demonstrating an advanced understanding of the instruments and policies of local and regional development in practice, and developing report writing and research skills, policy writing and critical analysis skills, useful in the transition to a future career.
Past Exam Papers
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