Modiwl DXX-3004:
Settlement Systems

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Ms Sian Pierce

Amcanion cyffredinol

The module examines the main forces which have shaped sustainable rural and urban communities and settlements , mediating the places and spaces in between these. . Contrasting and inter-disciplinary interpretations focus on the geographical, social, political, historical, cultural and economic features of areas described as rural and urban and consider the significance of and future implications for policy making. Field work will focus on fostering a critical understanding of a range of issues relating to the restructuring of rural and urban settlements and community responses to the processes of globalisation and challenges of sustainability. The examined task will develop team based skills and consultancy- type project management and planning with a real-world action research context

Cynnwys cwrs

The module will contain the following: • • Sustainable Rural and Urban communities e.g. Eco-villages • Time perspective, change and development- settlement and communities e.g. for “ post-productivist rural and post modern cities” • Rural and urban Land Uses, Designations and Conservation • Globalisation, Economic Restructuring and settlement dynamics, regeneration e.g. gentrification and studentification • Community development initiatives from urban and rural environments • Future Directions for Urban and Rural Policy e.g. Brexit and the rural economy • Contemporary issues

Meini Prawf

trothwy

  1. No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information / skills
  2. Some grasp of theoretical conceptual practical elements
  3. Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed works' objectives. This translates to Satisfactory Standard Pass : D- to D+

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  1. Much or most of the relevant information and skills accurately deployed
  2. Good/adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements
  3. Good/fair integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed works' objectives.
  4. Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills This translates to Average to High Standard Pass : C- to B+

ardderchog

  1. An outstanding performance, exceptionally able
  2. The relevant information accurately deployed
  3. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements
  4. Very good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.
  5. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills This translates to Excellent Standard: A- to A**

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Demonstrate and synthesize the geographical, social, political, historical, cultural and economic features of sustainable rural and urban communities and settlements

  2. Using global examples, demonstrate an awareness of contrasting and inter- disciplinary interpretations of urban and rural communities and settlements in space and the main drivers shaping them.

  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of issues relating to the restructuring of rural and urban settlements and community responses to the processes of globalisation and challenges of sustainability.

  4. Develop a range of skills in researching, presenting, writing and disseminating information about contemporary aspects of rural and urban living.

  5. Assess the signficance of policy making, the work of agencies(e.g. public, third and private sectors) in the sustainable functioning of these communities.

  6. Understand the basic principles and processes of community development, stagnation and regeneration to build capital and resilience within sustainable communities.

  7. Demonstrate and synthesize theoretical concepts within field based learning situations and also assimilate real world information to reinforce theoretical learning.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
TRAETHAWD Essay (Semester 1) 30
ADDRODDIAD CONSULTANCY - TYPE REPORT 20
ARHOLIAD Examination (2 Hours) 40
CYFLWYNIAD GRWP Group presentation to community group on day of field visit 10

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

18*2 hour lectures

36
Fieldwork

2*8 hour field visits

16
Workshop

2*4 hour workshops

8
Private study

Private and guided self-study

140

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Conduct fieldwork and/or laboratory work competently with awareness of appropriate risk assessment and ethical considerations
  • Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
  • Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
  • Awareness of the concepts of spatial and temporal scale in understanding processes and relationships.
  • Appreciation of the reciprocal nature of human-environmental relationships.
  • Apply appropriate techniques for presenting spatial and/or temporal trends in data.

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