Studio Teaching in Higher Education

Selected Design Cases

by Elizabeth Boling, Richard A. Schwier, Colin M. Gray, Kennon M. Smith,

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  • 9781138902411
  • 9781317449812
  • 9781317449805

Well-established in some fields and still emerging in others, the studio approach to design education is an increasingly attractive mode of teaching and learning, though its variety of definitions and its high demands can make this pedagogical form somewhat daunting. Studio Teaching in Higher Education provides narrative examples of studio education written by instructors who have engaged in it, both within and outside the instructional design field. These multidisciplinary design cases are enriched by the book’s coverage of the studio concept in design education, heterogeneity of studio, commonalities in practice, and existing and emergent concerns about studio pedagogy. Prefaced by notes on how the design cases were curated and key perspectives from which the reader might view them, Studio Teaching in Higher Education is a supportive, exploratory resource for those considering or actively adapting a studio mode of teaching and learning to their own disciplines.

  • Taylor and Francis; June 2016
  • ISBN 9781317449812
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Studio Teaching in Higher Education
  • Author: Elizabeth Boling (ed.); Richard A. Schwier (ed.); Colin M. Gray (ed.); Kennon M. Smith (ed.); Katy Campbell (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781138902411
  • 9781317449812
  • 9781317449805

In The Press

"This book is a wonderful, timely collection of much-needed design studio cases. These personal cases bring extraordinary insights and experiences and provide an amazing resource for anyone engaged in design teaching." -Erik Stolterman, Professor and Chair, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

"The design cases in 'Studio Teaching in Higher Education' provide both seasoned and aspiring studio instructors with deep insights into the epistemology underlying a design studio approach, as well as specific examples of its implementation in a variety of disciplinary domains and instructional contexts. As a whole, the text showcases the value of using the studio method to prepare design professionals and illustrates how learning by doing, in authentic contexts, can result in transformative experiences for faculty and students alike." - Peggy A. Ertmer, Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the College of Education, Purdue University, USA, and Founding Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL)

"This is an excellent book: everyone even vaguely interested in art, design, creativity, expertise and learning should read it. All the important aspects of studio get a good mention . . . Importantly, the issues are raised and analysed by way of example and reflection on actual events, failures and re-workings feature as much as successes and triumphs. In that sense, it is an inspirational collection of tales." -Australian Universities Review

About The Author

Elizabeth Boling is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.

Richard A. Schwier is Emeritus Professor of Educational Technology and Design in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Colin M. Gray is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

Kennon M. Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.

Katy Campbell is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta, Canada.