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Subject benchmark statement: town and country planning

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The statement's purpose Subject benchmark statement Town and country planning Draft for consultation October 2007 Contents Preface ii Foreword iv Introduction 1 Defining principles 2 Knowledge and understanding 3 Skills 4 Teaching, learning and assessment 5 Benchmark standards 6 Appendix A - Membership of the review group for the subject benchmark statement for town and country planning 8 Appendix B - Membership of the original benchmarking group for town and country planning 9 Preface Subject benchmark statements provide a means for the academic community to describe the nature and characteristics of programmes in a specific subject or subject area. They also represent general expectations about standards for the award of qualifications at a given level in terms of the attributes and capabilities that those possessing such qualifications should have demonstrated. This subject benchmark statement, together with others published concurrently, refers to the bachelor’s degree with honours1. In addition, some subject benchmark statements provide guidance on integrated master’s awards. Subject benchmark statements are used for a variety of purposes. Primarily, they are an important external source of reference for higher education institutions (HEIs) when new programmes are being designed and developed in a subject area. They provide general guidance for articulating the learning outcomes associated with the programme but are not a specification of a detailed curriculum in the subject. Subject benchmark statements also provide support to HEIs in pursuit of internal quality assurance. They enable the learning outcomes specified for a particular programme to be reviewed and evaluated against agreed general expectations about standards. Subject benchmark sta

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