A holistic blended design studio model : a basis for exploring and expanding learning opportunities

Saghafi, Mahmoud R., Franz, Jill, & Crowther, Philip (2012) A holistic blended design studio model : a basis for exploring and expanding learning opportunities. In Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2012), EdITLib, Austin, Texas.

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While the studio environment has been promoted as an ideal educational setting for project-based disciplines, few qualitative studies have been undertaken in a comprehensive way (Bose, 2007). This study responds to this need by adopting Grounded Theory methodology in a qualitative comparative approach. The research aims to explore the limitations and benefits of a face-to-face (f2f) design studio as well as a virtual design studio (VDS) as experienced by architecture students and educators at an Australian university in order to find the optimal combination for a blended environment to maximize learning. The main outcome is a holistic multidimensional blended model being sufficiently flexible to adapt to various setting, in the process, facilitating constructivist learning through self-determination, self-management, and personalization of the learning environment.

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ID Code: 51570
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Design Studio Model, Blended learning environment, Design studio education, Architectural teaching, Online education, HERN
ISSN: 1880094924
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2012 23:07
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 08:35

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