Teaching in practice : work integrated design learning and practice readiness for architecture students
Tucker, Richard and Elkadi, Hisham 2011, Teaching in practice : work integrated design learning and practice readiness for architecture students, in Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Deakin University, School of Architecture & Building, Geelong, Vic., pp. 341-354.
This literature review describes the theoretical basis for developing a pedagogical model of higher education/industry engagement for the built environment and related design disciplines, with a focus on architecture. In particular, attention is given to the conceptualisation informing the development of such a model as a form of work integrated learning (WIL). In the discussion, the use and development of WIL in architecture will be placed in the historical context of Cooperative Education as a whole. The objective of the paper is to present ideas about the way in which design education relocated to practice might better prepare students for professional life.
Aiming to capitalize on the work place as a location for authentic learning, the paper will propose a form of WIL that will be termed “Teaching in Practice” (TiP). A prime aim of such a model is to bridge the growing gap between academia and the profession by enabling students to learn design from practitioners within a practice environment. The paper will argue that TiP allows practitioners to have a direct influence on design education, and thus establishes connections between academia and the professions that ensure built environment education remains relevant to industry needs.
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129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management) 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
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