Caught in the act of collaboration: Students’ experiences of collective learning within a real-world design studio context

Osborne, Lindy, Franz, Jill, Davis, Julie, O'Gorman, Lyndal, Ellis, Jessica, & Caldwell, Glenda Amayo (2015) Caught in the act of collaboration: Students’ experiences of collective learning within a real-world design studio context. In Brown, Daniel K., Manfredini, Manfredo, McPherson, Peter, Pretty, Annabel, Rieger, Uwe, & Southcombe, Mark (Eds.) 8th International Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 246-252.

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Abstract

This study is an evaluation of design students’ perceptions of the benefits of collective learning in a real-world collaborative design studio. Third year students worked in inter-disciplinary teams representing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and industrial design. Responding to a real-world brief and in consultation with an industry partner client and early childhood education pre-service teachers, the teams were required to collectively propose a design response for a community-based child and family centre, on an iconic koala sanctuary site. Data were collected using several methods including a participatory action research method, through the form of a large analogue, collaborative jigsaw puzzle. Using a grounded theory methodology, qualitative data were thematically analysed to reveal six distinct aspects of collaboration, which positively impacted the students’ learning experience. The results of this study include recommendations for improving real world collaboration in the design studio in preparation for students’ transition into professional practice.

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ID Code: 87714
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Collaboration, Collective Learning, Real-world, Design Studio, Early Childhood Education, Community-based Projects, Reggio Emilia, Education for Sustainability
ISBN: 9780473337100
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) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 AASA CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2015 22:54
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 10:08

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