ERIC Number: ED287346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Research on Instruction in the Architecture Studio: Theoretical Conceptualizations, Research Problems, and Examples.
Dinham, Sarah M.
Research on instruction in the architecture studio is discussed drawing from current work in the psychology of teaching. Consideration is given to what instruction entails and the mental activities that occur when one is instructing. Difficulties in studying instruction are also addressed, and examples of research on instruction are based on studio instruction. The many and often conflicting conceptualizations of studio instruction are reviewed, from roots in the atelier to the work of today's cognitive theorists. The most recent research on teaching points to the urgency of studying both instructors' and students' thinking, processes of immense complexity. Studying complex thinking processes presents vexing methodological problems that have not yet been overcome. To illustrate both the possibilities for research and the insufficiency of today's research methods, the examples cover Dinham's current research findings on instructors' conceptions of their roles, instructional planning, simultaneous streams of thought, communication difficulties, and students' thinking. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-America College Art Association (1987).