Side-by-side: A pedagogical basis for (Design) transdisciplinarity

Franz, Jill M. & Lehmann, Steffen (2004) Side-by-side: A pedagogical basis for (Design) transdisciplinarity. IDEA Journal, 2004, pp. 9-30.

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In this paper, a pedagogical model for fostering transdisciplinarity in the built environment is described. Unlike learning situations in design education which use multidisciplinary teams, this model is characterised by students working side-by-side on the same project each producing their own proposal. As is explained, the development of this model was inspired by a growing awareness of the need to look beyond discipline boundaries in order to more effectively address issues involving the design of the built environment; issues associated with a rapidly changing and increasingly technologically complex world. In this respect, transdisciplinarity formed the philosophical and theoretical basis for the development and implementation of a cross-discipline studio elective for architecture and interior design students from years three to six in their course. While there are limitations with the model, the evaluation reveals insights into how we might continue with constructing more appropriate learning opportunities for engendering transdisciplinary attitudes in students and graduates.

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ID Code: 2282
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Architecture, Interior Design, Cross, disciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity
ISSN: 1445-5412
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Jill Franz and Steffen Lehmann
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:04

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