ERIC Number: ED313373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
College Teachers' Thinking and Planning: A Qualitative Study in the Design Studio.
Dinham, Sarah M.
This study is concerned with teaching in an apprenticeship setting--the architectural design studio. The research examined teachers' planning, particularly as it focuses upon project assignments. The study yielded information about teachers' conceptual frames for their teaching, the personal aspects of teaching, the teachers' conceptions of students, and the complexities of designing an effective studio assignment and then helping students through a solution. The findings about studio teachers teaching and planning form themselves into three major groupings: (1) patterns of teachers' knowledge and reflections; (2) findings about the academic task; and (3) teaching and learning as a balance of "openings" and "closings." The discussion links these themes with the existing theoretical work on teacher thinking and planning, the teachers' conceptions about the content of their subject, and academic tasks as the vehicle for learning. Explanations are offered which are applicable to other individualized teaching fields, such as apprenticeships in other professional fields, seminar instruction, and thesis advising. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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