Name of SLP:Introduction to Socio-Cultural Aspects in Planning
SLP Code: ISCP6813S


Short Description of the SLP: This programme will examine the relationship between indigenous knowledge systems and socio cultural aspects of town planning. These relationships are often not easy to reconcile, but the programme will strike a balance between these two aspects of activity. In addition, the SLP will deliberate on the importance of advocacy in planning, driven by probing social justice within the scope of environmental planning. 
Admission Requirements: Participants should have appropriate undergraduate tertiary qualification (NQF7) with background in the town planning human settlements, social facilitation, advocacy, cultural management and  related fields. Work experience can be in community, academic, private and public sectors
Duration: Five Days 
Costs:R8 000 
Language of Tuition:English
Mode of Delivery: Online
Campus: Bloemfontein
NQF Level: No formal NQF based qualification. It offers Certificate of Completion which enhances admission to the Spatial Planning programmes via RPL
Credits: Non-credit Bearing
Dates of Programme: 1 to 5 November 2021
Nature of Programme: Competence Based
Programme Structure: Unit 1: Introduction to socio cultural-aspects and their relation to town planning
Unit 2: Linking Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) to Town Planning
Unit 3: Social Justice and Planning
Assessments: Individual and group assignments and class presentations will be conducted, and the facilitator will grade these using a rubric. Discussions will also be monitored to determine participants' understanding, and some class activities will also be peer reviewed.


Academic Entity: Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Project Leader: Lucia Khetsi
Telephone:+27 51 401 3210 / +27 73 056 0418 


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