Strange Bedfellows: Collaborative Course Development Across the Disciplines

Crowther, Philip & Savage, Susan M. (2005) Strange Bedfellows: Collaborative Course Development Across the Disciplines. In Holt-Damant, Kathi & Sanders, Paul (Eds.) Third International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, September 2005, Brisbane.


This paper reflects upon the development of a suite of new design, urban development, and engineering courses at the Queensland University of Technology. It describes the theoretical framework upon which these courses are founded, the systems applied to their development and documentation, and the broader pedagogical and structural implications and opportunities. The recent restructuring of the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering has seen a faculty undergoing major shifts in its priorities and its intra-faculty relationships; a process that has seen the works of Ernest Boyer and Burton Clark provide theoretical framework for the shaping of the faculty’s future. One of the more significant features of that projected future is a new suite of student focused undergraduate courses. That is to say, courses in which the student takes a greater lead in the shaping of their own education. This paper outlines the process and results of the design and development activities that have sought to embed student focused goals within the new courses.

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ID Code: 2891
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: course, curriculum, design, multi, disciplinary, student focus, transdisciplinary
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:29

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