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ERIC Number: EJ1074516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Design Core Commonalities: A Study of the College of Design at Iowa State University
Venes, Jane
Journal of General Education, v64 n3 p218-241 2015
This comprehensive study asks what a group of rather diverse disciplines have in common. It involves a cross-disciplinary examination of an entire college, the College of Design at Iowa State University. This research was intended to provide a sense of direction in developing and assessing possible core content. The reasoning was that material that is necessary to all of the different design programs would be likely material for the core. In this study, a referenced qualitative study and subsequent quantitative process documented the learning most valued by six different design programs: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Integrated Studio Arts. This study produced a process that can be used to define a core program bridging differences in lens and terminology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
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