These support materials are provided to assist staff to deliver the Building Design Unit for the Higher in Architectural Technology. The Introduction provides a brief introduction to the Unit, offers guidance on studying the Unit and contains details of resources and reference materials. Students are also directed to the candidates’ guide of the National Assessment Bank Support Materials for information on assessment procedures. Student support materials are provided in the form of three Study Guides, each covering, or contributing to, one or two Outcomes of the Unit. Each Study Guide contains the following: • a statement of the relevant Outcome/s • an explanation of what the student should be able to do on completion of the Outcome/s • learning and teaching materials including suggested student assignment tasks. Sketches and coloured photographs are used throughout the Study Guides. Although the sketches will cause no problems with photocopying, it is important for the Unit that the coloured photographs are available to the student in colour. This is expensive so it may be that these pictures are made available either as coloured acetates for use on an overhead projector or put into a power point presentation for use in the classroom, the black and white notes being used for revision purposes. Another alternative would be to use a Virtual Learning Environment. This could be used in the classroom to explain and describe the notes and could also be accessed by the candidates through the use of computer in their own learning time.
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