Module Details

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Title ISSUES IN PLANNING RESEARCH
Code ENVS346
Coordinator Dr A Nurse
Geography and Planning
A.Nurse@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

This module enables students to develop a topic of their own choice in greater depth and improve their skills in identifying and defining an academic or societal planning problem, develop and present an idea to a professional audience, and organise thoughts in writing.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Identify and formulate a topic, requiring information gathering and synthesis of widely ranging information types

(LO2) Effectively communicate ideas through oral and written media

(LO3) Competently handle current communications technology

(LO4) Synthesise arguments and evidence

(S1) Communication skills

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Organisational skills


Syllabus

 

At least three different themes will be offered eachyear, taking into account the two specialisms offered and staff members’ currentareas of research. These themes may vary from year to year. Potential themesare ‘Planning and Health’, ‘Planning under Austerity’, ‘Social Impact A ssessment’, ‘Marine Planning’,‘Rural Planning’, etc. Students opt for the themes in the order of theirpreference, as it may be necessary to re-allocate students from their firstchoice, depending on the numbers opting for each theme. The students themselvesthen identify a topic within their chosen theme and access appropriate sourcesof information, with guidance provided by the module staff. The themes to beoffered will be confirmed and outlined early in the academic session, if notbefore it begins.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Enquiry Based Learning
Description: Students largely work independently, under staff guidance.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours (time spent away from the timetabled sessions but directed by the teaching staff): 140

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Students are assigned to tutorial groups to discuss their progress. This includes the chance for at least two individual feedback sessions with staff. Presentations (Assessment 2) will be organised within the tutorial groups
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - E-Lecture
Description: Introductory lectures into Writing an Academic Paper and overview of the topics
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours     6

    0

4

140

150
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 0
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Topic Proposal Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :First  500 words         
Oral Presentation There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  5 Minutes    25       
Article There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Third  4,000 words    75       

Recommended Texts

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