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Module

TCP2005 : Houses and Homes

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Rose Gilroy
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module focuses on UK housing policy. It charts the evolution of policy and practice from the post 2nd World War Consensus through to what could be called the new consensus that we all should aspire and be supported to be home owners. It considers how global issues such as the subprime crisis in the US and climate emergency impact on British housing. It explores affordability, housing experienced by older and younger people and explores the role of planning in contributing solutions and problems.
The aims are
1)       To give you a grounding in the evolution of UK housing policy and the differential impact of these on different societal groups
2)       To provide an appreciation of the dynamic and intensely political nature of housing policy and practice in the UK
3)       To interpret data and consider how it is used in policy making

Outline Of Syllabus

Understanding housing and home; early policy directions; planning for housing; viability, the sub-prime crisis, housing elites; housing in the north east; affordability, homelessness; housing in later life; housing standards; building better; housing and health; housing futures

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Synchronous (chat function on zoom) - Introduction to module; how to use the materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture140:051:1014 x 5 minute trailers to all modules
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials520:2017:2052 x 20 minute podcasts- 6-8 per week Additional film material – as appropriate- say 6 Chat disc
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion165:0065:00Bookable time slots on campus for groups wanting to work face to face on group project (assignment 1
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery22:004:002 x 2 hour live chat with questions in advance on group assignment 2 x 2 hours Interviews by appoin
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1101:30101:30N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

No PiP time is provided however students my book time slots to meet and work together on campus.
Rich online content in the form of short panopto/podcasts allows students access to learning content. This is supported by additional film content and recommended reading. Opportunities for online chat with the module leader and with fellow students to build confidence in handling the material and developing arguments with others. Also promotes understanding of diverse interpretations of data.
Debates allow for more extended group working to develop an argument

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation151A50Group assignment to create a Powerpoint or Prezi Presentation
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M50Individual report Analysing Local Housing 3,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assignment one is group develops team work and skills in negotiation and decision making which are key skills for planners and place makers. Also tests ability to succinctly deliver a reasoned argument

Assignment 2 develops a key skill in report writing and tests ability to deliver a reasoned response to an issue and write well evidenced recommendation

Reading Lists

Timetable