Space, Place and Community EDUC3052

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces students to theories of space, place and psychogeography in relation to the practical social and political implications.


5 sessions of 4 hour inputs

Requirements of Entry

Completion of level 2, or equivalent.


1. The students will undertake an observation of a selected and contested urban space. The assignment will critically analyse the social processes with regard to course theory. The students will produce a 2000 word assignment (70%).

2. The students will work in groups to produce a short film (approx. 5 - 10 mins) portraying a public space, an intervention into that space, and the consequent impacts (30%).

Course Aims

To enable students to become familiar with, and understand, theories of space and place in social and community based work in relation to the practical social and political implications.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

The student will be able to:

1 Critically evaluate spatial theories and psychogeography relevant to community development

2 Critically analyse the relevance of spatial theories within community development practice and policy

3 Apply methods of psychogeography in practice

4 Present work according to academic conventions

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance

Each element of the course assessment must be passed