The teaching pedagogy for this module is a combination of case studies and problem-based learning.
An integral part of this module is the integrated project, which requires students working in groups to apply the knowledge they acquired over the past two/three years. Essentially, the project generally requires the group to (i) visit a development site, (ii) conduct a market and feasibility study, (iii) recommend the appropriate design scheme, (iv) draw up a strategic marketing plan for the proposes development, and (v) structure the financing scheme for the project.
Accordingly, lectures are sequenced to highlight key issues that need to be considered along each step of the development process. The assigned cases for the tutorials will be distributed at least two weeks in advance. Everyone is expected to read and prepare for the case before coming to class. Role play will be the adopted format where the presenting group will take on the role of the main character in the case, whilst the other members in the class will play the role of the superiors, such as board of directors, etc. as listed in the case. Both the quantity and quality of your participation and contribution will count towards the CA component.
In addition, a property forum is created for you to firstly, keep updated and secondly, develop a view on current hot issues concenring real estate development. I hope to see the forum actively used by the class; I will rely on the forum as my main channel of communication with the class. Likewise, it will be the platform for Q&A related to this module. In particular, I will create a separate discussion thread for each lecture and tutorial case as well as the project. To lighten the workload for this module, IVLE participation (contributions related to the four tutorials and lectures) and personal reflection on the integrated project will ONLY count towards 5% of the grading for this module.