Our Challenge as Design Educators

Franz, Jill M. (2005) Our Challenge as Design Educators. In D Publication. Queensland Universtity of Technology, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 45-46.

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There is no doubt that the design studio persists as an enduring pedagogical construct in the education of designers worldwide. Many would argue that this is due to the soundness and resilience of its underpinning ideals. However, as a report undertaken by the American Institute of Architecture Students points out, studio culture is also characterised by various myths that contribute to ‘emotional, physical, and cultural deprivation’ in students engaged in studio learning (AIAS Studio Culture Task Force, 2002, p. 6). While these findings alone should be sufficient to encourage more overt consideration of the nature and quality of studio learning and design education more broadly, in Australia for example, and I suspect globally, there appear to have been no major changes, let alone paradigmatic shifts, in how design students are educated.

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ID Code: 9099
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This is the author’s manuscript version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted. For more information about this book please contact the author. Author contact details: j.franz@qut.edu.au
Keywords: HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 QUT
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2015 15:07

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