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Planning Education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills

Ritchie, Heather, Sheppard, Adam, Croft, Nick and Peel, Deborah (2015) Planning Education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 87 (1). pp. 53-70. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14703297.2015.1095645

DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2015.1095645

Abstract

Planning curricula have continually evolved to meet changing societal needs, technological change and employer expectations. The professional accrediting body in the United Kingdom, the Royal Town Planning Institute, stipulates the core planning skills required, differentiating between formal classroom-based learning and professional competencies, derived in practice. Previous research identified the need to address perceived inadequacies in graduate planners’ practical skills, such as decision-making, leadership, and communication, including negotiating, influencing and using evidence. Emphasis has also been placed on planning schools sharing innovative practice to improve student learning. This paper critically reflects on the challenges of teaching diverse cohorts and presents the findings from a sponsored teaching exchange research programme. Case studies drawn from each institution are used to illustrate practice-orientated planning education approaches in the classroom to better equip students for the workplace

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Planning Education, Skills, Decision-making, employability, competence
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
Built Environment Research Institute
ID Code:32768
Deposited By: Dr Heather Ritchie
Deposited On:28 Jun 2016 08:26
Last Modified:28 Jun 2016 08:26

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