TCP3058 : Strategies Into Action: Place Based Revival (Inactive)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


The module aims to get you to: -
a) Develop a sophisticated understanding of the processes that guide development and change.
b) Explore and understand the relationships between different activities in the same geographical area, and the relationships between the study area and other parts of the wider locality.
c) Devise appropriate strategies to provide a framework for future action, which spring from an understanding of the issues, opportunities and relationships which you have explored.
d) Identify priorities for action.
e) Devise effective delivery mechanisms whereby elements of the strategy can be put into practice.
f) Develop your interpersonal skills of negotiation, compromise, leadership, delegation and acceptance of responsibility within a team framework.
g) Develop strategy writing and presentation skills to a professional level.

Outline Of Syllabus

Initial introductory lecture.
Group workshops/tutorials and student site visits to explore the characteristics and dynamics of the locality, and to determine the issues that the strategy will address.
Group workshops/tutorials to determine possible strategy.
Continuing whole cohort lectures covering topics common to all projects.
Presentation of Strategy.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture52:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching52:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops52:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work102:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork102:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery42:008:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1122:00122:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Initial lecture introduces the module. Subsequent lectures give cohort-wide teaching on topics that inform all projects and IT skill development. Group tutorials and practicals allow students to gain from staff expertise and provides them with opportunities to discuss their particular strategy. The fieldwork and private study enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of the locality (through field visits), and to follow up evidence and policy documents in relation to it. It also provides time for students to gain an understanding of policy mechanisms, and to reflect on key issues related to strategy making. Students will also need to organise their time/plan future actions, meet to discuss their various activities, maintain their field work log-book, and draw together their strategy and presentation (Group-learning). The formative presentation session enables students to present their own work, and to observe and comment on others’.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Reflective log2M20Fieldwork Logbook
Report2M40Background Report - 8,000 words
Report2M40Strategy Report - 8,000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Group Strategy Report - containing the vision, priorities and policies for the strategy. This will comprise 8,000 words (or the equivalent of) per group of four students, or 2,000 words per individual student.

Group Background Report - including data analysis to support the contents of the Strategy Report. This will comprise 8,000 words per group of four students or 2,000 words per individual student.

The Fieldwork Log Book enables students to present the background work they have done and the evidence they have gathered from which they will determine their strategy. It also provides them with an opportunity to develop professional practices when carry out meetings including noting meeting interactions, decisions, and actions taken through the minuting of meetings, keeping action logs etc.

The Strategy Report tests the students’ graphical presentation and writing skills, their ability to understand an area and determine its key issues, their ability to articulate their intentions clearly, and to reflect on the limitations of their strategy-making. The final (formative) presentation also provides an opportunity for them to demonstrate their ability to respond to questions informatively and to use feedback as a basis to finalise their strategy .

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