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AR50314: Consolidating theory and practice

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take AR50121 and take AR50122 and take AR50123 and take AR50124 and take AR50125 and take AR50126
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to:
* reflect on translating theory into practice
* provide the opportunity for students to understand their own learning.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit students should be able to:
* demonstrate the application of engaging theory with their own practice
* analyse their individual experiences and identify areas for improvement in their practice
* demonstrate professional competence through the recognition of personal strengths and successes as well as mistakes and weakness.

Intellectual skills
* To appreciate the value of reflecting on practice - facilitated
Professional/Practical skills
* To prepare students to critique their own practice - facilitated and assessed
* To prepare students to critically engage theory with their own practice - facilitated and assessed
Transferable/key skills
* To organise and produce a reflective portfolio - facilitated and assessed
* To communicate ideas verbally and in writing - assessed.

This unit requires students to create a personal reflective portfolio. This shall consist of reflective exercises completed while undertaking units AR50121, AR50122, AR50123, AR50124, AR50125, and AR50126 as well as a written reflective commentary.
A briefing for this unit will be made during the Introductory Workshop at the outset of the programme. Students will receive a 2hr tutorial during the compilation of the portfolio. Assessment shall be by means of the reflective portfolio and a presentation during a programme residential. [special arrangements will be made from time-to-time for students to make their presentation by teleconferencing if they progress through the ICM programme at a quicker rate than the scheduled programme].
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50314 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

AR50314 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-ADC02 : PG Cert International Construction Management

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.