Planning Theory

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of international planning theories
  • Knowledge of the intellectual origins and value foundations of different planning theories
  • Understanding of one or more planning theories on an international academic level
  • Understanding of the difference between theories in and theories of planning
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role(s) of planning in society
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role(s) of the planner in society

Skills

  • Can assess the relevance of different planning theories in different planning contexts
  • Can on a scientific basis evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different planning theories
  • Can relate international planning theory to contemporary planning problems and the practices of planning
  • Can communicate research-based planning theory, and discuss professional and scientific problems related to planning theory with professionals as well as non-professionals

Competences

  • Can independently and critically apply planning theory to work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions
  • Can independently apply planning theory in subject specific and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Can independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.

Exam

Exams

Name of examPlanning Theory
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentStated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titlePlanlægningsteori
Module codePGLUPMK17203
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design