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Project: Mobilities and Globalizing Cities
|Master programme in||
Nordic Urban Planning Studies
|Type of activity||
Read about the Master Programme and find the Study Regulations at ruc.dk
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
Sign up for study activities at STADS Online Student Service within the announced registration period, as you can see on the Study administration homepage. Registration for project-exam: Please remember to confirm your registration by signing up for exam as a group when the group formation is final. The registration is through STADS Online Student Service When signing up for study activities, please be aware of potential conflicts between study activities or exam dates. The planning of activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programs which do not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programs, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
David Pinder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Head of study||
Lasse Martin Koefoed (email@example.com)
IMT Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Through the group project work, students should translate relevant planning theories and methods into analyses or design of planning processes and plans in relation to a concrete case or case field to be agreed with the study leader. They should also reflect on the implications of their analysis for planning debates and practice in the field of study.
Students should further consider the value of and make use of GIS and/or participatory methods and/or creative and qualitative methods, as appropriate for their specific project. If relevant, use may be made of self- produced photographs, video and/or sound recordings as part of the submitted materials.
|Detailed description of content||
Through the group project work, students should translate relevant planning theories and methods into analyses or design of planning processes and plans in relation to a concrete case or case field to be agreed with the study leader. They should also reflect on the implications of their analysis for planning debates and practice in the field of study. Students should further consider the value of and make use of GIS and/ or participatory methods and/or creative and qualitative methods, as appropriate for their specific project. If relevant, use may be made of self- produced photographs, video and/or sound recordings as part of the submitted materials.
|Course material and Reading list||
General reading regarding PPL: Olsen, P.B. & Pedersen, K. 2019, Problem-Oriented Project Work: A Workbook. Denmark: Roskilde University Press, fifth edition. Petersen, E. B. and Sørensen, K.A. 2020, The Group Project - How to Do It: A Guidebook for University Students. Samfundslitteratur.
Project report reading: The project report must be based on relevant academic literature of at least 500 pages in length, chosen on the basis of its relevance for the project formulation. Where appropriate, it may include reading material from semester’s coursework.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The majority of the activity takes place as self-study, where the group of 2-6 students works independently with a problem-oriented and exemplary project. The project group can expect up to 5 supervisory meetings of 60 min duration. Expected study effort
• 405 hours, divided in the following way: • Project formation (PPL) (15 hours); group-based individual project work incl project group meetings (335 hours); supervisory meetings incl preparation and debriefing (10 hours); mid-term evaluation incl preparation (30 hours); exam incl preparation (5 hours)
Teaching and learning activities:
• Project formation • Group-based project work • Supervisory meetings • Mid-term evaluation • Presentation and peer-feedback•
Staff-involving activities take place on campus.
Group work can take place on campus, libraries and any other places agreed as appropriate by the group.
|Evaluation and feedback||
The group conducts ongoing evaluations of the group's work and collaboration. The supervisor requests oral feedback about their supervision from the group at least twice during the process. The project and group formation process and mid-term evaluation are evaluated orally after their completion. The overall project progress is evaluated via a written questionnaire after the end of the overall activity
Dates to be added.
|Overall learning outcomes||
By the end of the project work, students should be able to:
|Form of examination||
Oral project exam in groups with individual assessment
Permitted group size: 2-6 students.
The character limits of the project report are:
For 2 students: 69,600-96,000 characters, including spaces.
For 3 students: 84,000-108,000 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 96,000-112,800 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students: 112,800-122,400 characters, including spaces.
For 6 students: 134,400-146,400 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, summary, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment is for:
2 students: 60 minutes.
3 students: 75 minutes.
4 students: 90 minutes.
5 students: 105 minutes.
6 students: 120 minutes.
Writing and spelling skills in the project report are part of the assessment.
Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: All
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
Project report and any supplementing materials forms the basis of the exam.
The exam includes an individual presentation (max 5 min) on one of the aspects of project presented in the report. Presentations are followed by discussion between the students and the examiners based on the project report. Any questions relevant for the themes of the second semester project can be asked during the exam.
Study regulation specifies the formal requirements regarding the content and length of the project report and length of the project exam.
Assessment consists of a joint assessment of the project report and the oral exam.
High emphasis is put on the ability to:
• argue convincingly for the appropriateness of planning theories and methods for analyzing a planning case or problem
• reflect critically on the choice of theoretical tools and their implications for the project’s results
• appraise critically chosen scientific literature in relation to the chosen problem or case
Writing and spelling skills in the project report are part of the assessment
High emphasis is put on the ability to:
• reflect critically on the strengths and weakness of project report and on how those weaknesses could have been avoided