Module title: Introduction to Contemporary Architecture

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

Module code: BSV07107
Module leader: Michael Lee
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

none

2017/8, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Lee
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. 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 thirty 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 contemporary architecture that can be used at potential employment interview situations. Students are encouraged to a variety of resources including DVDs, architectural practices’ web sites, general 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 weeks one to six before final submission.
Summative assessment will be on the basis of the completed journal which must include at least 30 substantive responses to questions.

Research/ teaching linkages
Close links are maintained with the Building Performance Centre (BPC) at Napier University. This includes reference to research papers and guest lecturing from Centre staff.

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 Other 22
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Face To Face Lecture 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3, 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Lee
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. 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 thirty 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 contemporary architecture that can be used at potential employment interview situations. Students are encouraged to a variety of resources including DVDs, architectural practices' web sites, general 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 weeks one to six before final submission.
Summative assessment will be on the basis of the completed journal which must include at least 30 substantive responses to questions.

Research/ teaching linkages
Close links are maintained with the Building Performance Centre (BPC) at Napier University. This includes reference to research papers and guest lecturing from Centre staff.

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 22
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Face To Face Lecture 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= ~ 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Lee
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. 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 thirty 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 contemporary architecture that can be used at potential employment interview situations. Students are encouraged to a variety of resources including DVDs, architectural practices' web sites, general 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 weeks one to six before final submission.
Summative assessment will be on the basis of the completed journal which must include at least 30 substantive responses to questions.

Research/ teaching linkages
Close links are maintained with the Building Performance Centre (BPC) at Napier University. This includes reference to research papers and guest lecturing from Centre staff.

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 22
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Face To Face Lecture 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= ~ 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Le Corbusier and the modern movement. The language of Architecture. New materials in architecture. The impact of architecture on society and our lives. Contemporary facets of modern architecture. Coverage of architecture in popular media.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: describe the origins of the modern movement in architecture and explain its significance today:
LO2: illustrate the application of space, symmetry, proportion, scale, pattern, texture colour and ornament in
contemporary architecture;
LO3: select and illustrate contemporary architecture with images of buildings.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - JODIDIO, P. (2008) 100 CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTS: TASCHEN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9733836500913
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