History for Designers: engaging first years across disciplines
A new course meant an opportunity to regenerate how design history is introduced to first year students in several disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture. With a trans-disciplinary teaching team, we aimed to make history relevant and interesting to everyone, avoiding the usual errors of deluges of dates or complicated historiographical or design theories. Our first delivery of this new unit 'Introducing Design History' in 2006 was successful: students became hooked on history. The teaching team members are still excited about the future and eagerly implementing improvements for 2007. We know why it worked: the content and delivery worked in tandem. The teachers were enthusiastic and sincere. The teaching approach was well prepared, providing tutorial teaching guides that ensured a consistency across 16 tutorial groups for eventually 380 students. Keeping it real and vibrant are the recurring goals for effectively teaching history to first year designers.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 QUT|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:44|
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