Practical Skills: Conservation and Planning

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Module Leader: Cath Neal and Claire Price, CBA

Aims

The module will discuss contemporary ideas about the built heritage and its conservation within Local Government and the planning system. We will look at diverse places including industrial and military buildings, as well as more familiar historic sites within the City of York. Challenges of conserving heritage within the built environment will be considered in relation to policy and legislative tools that are designed to promote conservation through positive change. 

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Identify sites of heritage value and significance
  • Recognise that diverse types of asset, building and other characteristics can have heritage value
  • Be aware of approaches to sustainable conservation and the tensions between preservation and managing positive change
  • Interpret and discuss the range of policies and legislative tools available to conserve heritage in the built environment
  • Analyse conservation methods at a development site with heritage value
  • Critically evaluate conservation and planning processes 

 

Further information

This module builds on the first year module History and Theory where students get introduced to heritage resources. 

Through the term, students will be expected to develop their understanding of cultural heritage and their skills in critiquing conservation processes at sites of heritage value (students write their own conservation statement or appraisal in the co-requisite module the following term so it is important that they understand good practice). The formative assessment is designed to provide training and a similar summative assessment is handed in at the end term. In week 10 they will be also be assessed further and on their ability to “think on their feet” in a class test.

 

Employability

This module not only provides practical skills in a certain area but also gives students the opportunity to develop the following skills:

 

  • Self management: it is of vital importance that you learn the practical skills this term so you can apply them next term to your team project so you will need to manage your time well and spend about 10 hours a week in independent study
  • Communication: you will be learning how to communicate the results of work and should be developing both your written and verbal communication skills
  • Team working: although the focus of team working comes next term it is a good idea to begin to work with others in the group and think about how to lead, and follow, effectively
  • Problem solving: this module will require a capacity for analysis, synthesis and the ability to evaluate information from a range of sources 
  • Social, cultural and global awareness: you may be considering case studies from an international context within this module. You should also appreciate the ethical issues involved.
  • Application of IT: you will be using the internet for a range of sources and you will be using word processing packages for presentation of your work
  • Application of numeracy: you will be thinking about how to interpret data

Conservation and Planning

Module leader: Sophie Norton

Aims

The module will discuss contemporary ideas about the built heritage and its conservation within Local Government and the planning system. We will look at diverse places including industrial and military buildings, as well as more familiar historic sites within the City of York. Challenges of conserving heritage within the built environment will be considered in relation to policy and legislative tools that are designed to promote conservation through positive change. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Identify sites of heritage value and significance
  • Recognise that diverse types of asset, building and other characteristics can have heritage value
  • Be aware of approaches to sustainable conservation and the tensions between preservation and managing positive change
  • Interpret and discuss the range of policies and legislative tools available to conserve heritage in the built environment
  • Analyse conservation methods at a development site with heritage value
  • Critically evaluate conservation and planning processes 

Further information

This module builds on the first year module History and Theory where students get introduced to heritage resources. 

Through the term, students will be expected to develop their understanding of cultural heritage and their skills in critiquing conservation processes at sites of heritage value (students write their own conservation statement or appraisal in the co-requisite module the following term so it is important that they understand good practice). The formative assessment is designed to provide training and a similar summative assessment is handed in at the end term. In week 10 they will be also be assessed further and on their ability to “think on their feet” in a class test.

Employability

This module not only provides practical skills in a certain area but also gives students the opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Self management: it is of vital importance that you learn the practical skills this term so you can apply them next term to your team project so you will need to manage your time well and spend about 10 hours a week in independent study
  • Communication: you will be learning how to communicate the results of work and should be developing both your written and verbal communication skills
  • Team working: although the focus of team working comes next term it is a good idea to begin to work with others in the group and think about how to lead, and follow, effectively
  • Problem solving: this module will require a capacity for analysis, synthesis and the ability to evaluate information from a range of sources
  • Social, cultural and global awareness: you may be considering case studies from an international context within this module. You should also appreciate the ethical issues involved.
  • Application of IT: you will be using the internet for a range of sources and you will be using word processing packages for presentation of your work
  • Application of numeracy: you will be thinking about how to interpret data

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