Pedagogy and community engagement in environmental design courses
Cushing, Debra Flanders, Bates, Ian, & van Vliet, Willem (2013) Pedagogy and community engagement in environmental design courses. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 30(2), pp. 167-180.
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This article describes an evaluation of student experiences in environmental design courses with a community engagement focus. It aims to identify pedagogical approaches that minimize obstacles faced by students while maximizing learning opportunities. Focus groups composed of undergraduate students in seven classes generated three major findings:
(1) learning how to effectively engage with community partners is one of the most beneficial challenges of this type of course; (2) logistical hurdles and course characteristics that limited students’ ability to connect with the community partners or synthesize the social, emotional, technical, and theoretical aspects of the course were perceived as learning obstacles; and (3) social and emotional connections with community partners are the most educationally significant part of the experience for students.
The conclusion discusses recommendations for how environmental design instructors can take advantage of the unique social and emotional connections with community partners that facilitated community engagement can foster, while limiting the learning obstacles that students may experience. Areas for future research
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||pedagogy, community engagement, environmental design, service learning, planning, landscape architecture, architecture, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Design
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Locke Science Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Deposited On:||10 Oct 2013 00:55|
|Last Modified:||11 Oct 2013 23:44|
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