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Sox and the city : introducing first year students to studio based learning, teaching and assessment

Vaughan, Suzi (2009) Sox and the city : introducing first year students to studio based learning, teaching and assessment. In FYE Curriculum Design Symposium, 5-6 February 2009, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Studio based learning, with all its inherent components (the project, the extended hours of contact, the ‘final crit’) has become accepted as the traditional (best) way for design students to develop their ability to think and act in a ‘designerly’ fashion; however, despite the increased research into studio based pedagogies, there are a number of conceptions that seem largely impervious to change and it is two of these ‘untouchables’ that this paper, and the first year orientation project described in it, seeks to challenge. One - the conception of the critique or ‘crit’ as a ‘rite of passage’ - an essentially negative experience with an emphasis on criticism, confrontation, even humiliation; two - the idea that first year study should be based on simple, basic or ‘abstracted’ theories and skills which students should, at a later date, be able to put together to assemble a more complex and concrete ‘whole’.

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ID Code: 21089
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: art and design, higher education, studio based learning, communities of practice, transition, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Textile and Fashion Design (120306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified (190599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Fashion
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Suzi Vaughan
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2009 10:05
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2010 01:52

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