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ERIC Number: EJ766083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Knowledge Production in an Architectural Practice and a University Architectural Department
Winberg, Chris
Perspectives in Education, v24 n3 p83-95 Sep 2006
Processes of knowledge production by professional architects and architects-in-training were studied and compared. Both professionals and students were involved in the production of knowledge about the architectural heritage of historical buildings in Cape Town. In a study of the artefacts produced, observations of the processes by means of which these came to be produced, and interviews with the participants, it was found that the professional architects and the students produced different kinds of architectural knowledge. The professional architects drew on a wide range of knowledge bases, and were proficient in the integration of "vertical" and "horizontal" forms of knowledge (Bernstein, 1996). In contrast, the students' knowledge bases were more limited, and their knowledge production methods did not promote the integration of "vertical" and "horizontal" knowledge forms. The article offers a typology of the different kinds of knowledge produced, and makes recommendations for the productive alignment of higher education knowledge bases and knowledge production methods, with those of the profession.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa (Cape Town)