Module title: Introduction to Modern Architecture

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV07106
Module leader: Robert Mason
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

None

2016/7, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: NAPIER
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Robert Mason
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module will be delivered online using Moodle following an online introductory lecture utilising virtual classroom software. In the first week of the module, students will select from a list of influential architects and designers one particular person to investigate in their summative presentation. (LO3) Students enrolled on the module will receive six themes during the module. The students will be directed to resources that will potentially assist them in responding to the themed questions in the form of 3 separate technical reports. (LO1) The students will present their research into their chosen architect using virtual classroom software and supporting slides with text, speech and images.(LO2 and 3)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Students are encouraged to regard the presentation and technical reports as an opportunity to gather evidence of an interest in architecture that can be used at potential employment interview situations. Students are encouraged to use a variety of resources including DVDs, architectural web sites, journals and textbooks in responding to the questions. Students will be required to reference their sources of information and images properly in a recognised and acceptable way.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment opportunities exist by allowing students to submit their work for feed forward appraisal by tutors prior to the submission date.(LO 1, 2 and 3)
Summative assessment and feedback will take place at pre published dates during the module. All submissions and feedback will be done by using the Moodle digital drop box or the virtual classroom software as appropriate. .(LO 1, 2 and 3)

Research/ teaching linkages
The module is underpinned by the research and consultancy undertaken by the Centre for Sustainable Construction and the Building Performance Centre.

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 020.00 1 4 HOURS= 000.00, WORDS= 1200
Project - Practical 040.00 2, 3 14 HOURS= 000.00, WORDS= 0
Report 020.00 1 8 HOURS= 000.00, WORDS= 1200
Report 020.00 1 11 HOURS= 000.00, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2017/8, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Robert Mason
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module will be delivered in 'blended' format using WebCT following an introductory lecture. In the first week of the module students will select from a list of influential architects and designers one particular person to investigate in their summative report. Students enrolled on the module will receive six questions each week for the first six weeks of the module. During the first six weeks of the module students will be directed to resources that will potentially assist them in responding to the questions. Students will be expected to respond to at least ten of the questions during the fifteen weeks. Students will maintain an on-line learning journal to record their response to the questions. The online journal is to contain images as well as text in response to the questions (LO1),(LO2) and (LO3).

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Students are encouraged to regard the learning journal as an opportunity to gather evidence of an interest in architecture that can be used at potential employment interview situations. Students are encouraged to a variety of resources including DVDs, architectural web sites, journals and text books in responding to the questions. Students will be required to properly reference their sources of information and images in a recognised and acceptable way.

Assessment (formative and summative)
The on-line journal will be 'called in' in week 6 for formative feedback from the module leader. Feedback and comments will be added electronically and the journal emailed back to the student. Students are able to alter previous entries made in week one to six before final submission.
Summative assessment will be on the basis of the completed journal which must include at least 10 substantive responses to questions and a powerpoint presentation summarising their chosen architect or designer.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours188
Expected Total Study Hours for Module188


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3600
Project - Practical 20 3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 80
2017/8, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Robert Mason
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module will be delivered online using Moodle following an online introductory lecture utilising virtual classroom software. In the first week of the module, students will select from a list of influential architects and designers one particular person to investigate in their summative presentation. (LO3) Students enrolled on the module will receive six themes during the module. The students will be directed to resources that will potentially assist them in responding to the themed questions in the form of 3 separate technical reports. (LO1) The students will present their research into their chosen architect using virtual classroom software and supporting slides with text, speech and images.(LO2 and 3)

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Students are encouraged to regard the presentation and technical reports as an opportunity to gather evidence of an interest in architecture that can be used at potential employment interview situations. Students are encouraged to use a variety of resources including DVDs, architectural web sites, journals and textbooks in responding to the questions. Students will be required to reference their sources of information and images properly in a recognised and acceptable way.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative assessment opportunities exist by allowing students to submit their work for feed forward appraisal by tutors prior to the submission date.(LO 1, 2 and 3)
Summative assessment and feedback will take place at pre published dates during the module. All submissions and feedback will be done by using the Moodle digital drop box or the virtual classroom software as appropriate. .(LO 1, 2 and 3)

Research/ teaching linkages
The module is underpinned by the research and consultancy undertaken by the Centre for Sustainable Construction and the Building Performance Centre.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1 2-12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3X1200
Project - Practical 40 2,3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Le Corbusier and the modern movement. The Bauhaus. The language of Architecture (scale, space, proportion, symmetry, rythm and repetition). The role and context of architecture in 20th Century history and society, The modern movement in Britain. Internationalism. The decline of the modern movement and societies disillusion with modernism.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: describe the origins of the modern movement in architecture;
LO2: illustrate the application of scale, space, proportion, symmetry, rhythm and repetition in
architecture;
LO3: select buildings by a particular architect that illustrate their approach to modern architecture.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV07106