Architectural science and student-centred learning

Demirbilek, Nur & Demirbilek, Oya (2007) Architectural science and student-centred learning. In Coulson, James (Ed.) Towards solutions for a liveable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 14-16 November 2007, Australia, Victoria, Geelong.


The curricula of architectural schools consist of various types of teaching as design studios and supporting subjects, contextual/technology oriented design studios, or integration of these topics to design studio teaching. The present paper reviews insights from the theorectical literature on research into students' learning experiences. Deep and surface learning approaches are discussed, as well as the student-centred learning approach in design studios. The paper also aims to present and discuss the experience gained through the authors' teaching practice, especially through student engagement in learning. During the past decade, technology and science units have been carried out harmoniously with the design studio, providing and opportunity to support the design process, taking some pressure off the workload of the design project by providing solutions to some of the technical issues separately, yet in synchronization. Exercises and assignments have been organised in the form of hands-on applications or by the use of computer software, in accordance with the design project criteria. In this way, students see, touch, feel, or try to experiment various solutions.

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ID Code: 12487
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Teaching and learning, Student, centred learning, hands, on exercise, Architectural science, HERN
ISBN: 9780958192538
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:56

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