Studios for the masses : can student colaboration replace the master-apprentice relationship in design instruction?

Zuniga, Kelly (2012) Studios for the masses : can student colaboration replace the master-apprentice relationship in design instruction? In Butt, Andrew & Kennedy, Melissa (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools 2012 Conference, Community Planning and Development Program, La Trobe University, PO Box 199, Bendigo 3552, AUSTRALIA, LaTrobe University, Bendigo Victoria.

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This action research project investigated the use of a collaborative learning approach for addressing issues associated with teaching urban design to large, diverse cohorts. As a case study, I observed two semesters of an urban design unit that I revised between 2011 and 2012 to incorporate collaborative learning activities. Data include instructional materials, participant observations, peer-reviews of collaborative learning activities, feedback from students and instructors and student projects. Themes that emerged through qualitative analysis include the challenge of removing inequalities inherent in the diverse cohort, the challenge of unifying project guidance and marking criteria, and the challenge of providing project guidance for a very large cohort. Most notably, the study revealed a need to clarify learning objectives relating to design principles in order to fully transition to and benefit from a collaborative learning model.

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ID Code: 57652
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN
ISBN: 978-0-9873429-2-8
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2012 Community Planning and Development Program, La Trobe University Bendigo Australia and the individual authors
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2013 23:40
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:17

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