The Evaluating Success in Landscapes module allows the student to develop their own area of interest within the landscape and garden design profession. Students determine the ways in which they will complete the module and the assignment. A finished professional garden or landscape design project is selected by the student and considered from a range of view points to evaluate ‘success’. In undertaking the project students develop their skills of independent enquiry, considering the methods they will use, organising their time and making contacts with professionals.
The investigative poster and short report produced for this module reflect the student’s ability to apply knowledge learnt during the module and show how they can use this to evaluate and comment on a specific design project, helping them develop a critical eye. The module offers the opportunity to develop transferable skills in planning, analytical skills, report writing, presentation and communication skills, and self reflection on the process in which they have been asked to participate, all useful abilities in their future professional lives.