|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Presentation Portfolio 20-minute recorded fieldwork presentation and 1000-words reflective writing||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Presentation Portfolio 20-minute recorded fieldwork presentation and 1000-words reflective writing||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an ability to carry out a range of research, focused on fieldwork.
Apply to their own work a knowledge and understanding of appropriate fieldwork and research techniques used in writing place.
Demonstrate an awareness of individual, social, historic and political approaches to place.
Situate their own research within a broad critical context relevant to literary representations of place.
Make constructive critical responses to their own and other students' writing, and engage in appropriate revisions/reflections of their own work.
The module focuses on fieldwork as a form of research in writing place; and as a basis for exploring writing of place. They will participate in group and individual fieldtrips, and carry out further research which will feed into their assignment. Students will read and discuss a range of texts which explore place, write observational pieces and work on designing presentations.
This module will encourage students to use fieldwork as a form of research, enabling them to develop a sense of place in their creative writing. It also will enable them to use their creative and writing skills to promote and market project ideas .
1. Space to place. An introduction to the module.
2. Fieldwork: The art and practicalities of observation and the role of observation in writing.
3. How does it make you feel? Exploring harmonious and antagonistic landscapes and how these can be used across genre and form.
4. Out in the field. Writing up our experiences.
5. Exploring coasts and rural landscapes. Experiences and stories.
6. Out in the field. Real places reimagined.
7. Exploring Cities: introduction to psychogeography and the way we inhabit and write urban spaces.
8. Out in the field: The role of further research in writing place.
9. Exploring liminal spaces: thresholds and nowhere places.
10. The presentation: writing up, editing, designing and recording
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||Through workshop and seminar discussion, and through writing the assignments and delivery of presentation.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Through independent reading and research.|
|Information Technology||Use of digital resources for research and presentation|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Develop awareness of personal skills, improving work in response to peer and tutor feedback.|
|Problem solving||Through dealing with problems of writing and research.|
|Research skills||Understand and apply a range of research methods.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Use appropriate critical and/or evaluative skills in presenting a written argument. Use appropriate organisational, observational, critical, and writing skills to produce and deliver presentation based on fieldwork research.|
|Team work||Play an active part in group activities in the seminar workshop and on fieldwork trips|
This module is at CQFW Level 6