First year industrial design studio-based teaching pedagogies and students’ engagement

Chamorro-Koc, Marianella & Scott, Andrew (2012) First year industrial design studio-based teaching pedagogies and students’ engagement. ID Educators Network (IDEN) Journal, 1(1), pp. 6-12.

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Student engagement tends to be viewed as a reflection of learning processes, and in the context of first year university studies, it is a crucial means of an educational process that establishes the foundations for successful later year studies (Krausse and Coates, 2008). In the context of first year design studio teaching in higher education, fostering students’ positive engagement poses challenges to design educators as current trends set these design studios to be large size classes that makes difficult to manage and follow up students’ individual learning experiences. At QUT’s first year industrial design studio classes we engage in a variety of teaching pedagogies from which we identify two of them as instrumental vehicles to foster positive student engagement. Concept bombs and the field trip experience provide such platform as shown in student responses through a learning experience survey.

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ID Code: 56045
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Industrial Design, Design education, Studio-based pedagogies, Student engagement
ISSN: 2200-6834
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IDEN
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2013 07:43
Last Modified: 17 May 2015 23:15

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