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ERIC Number: EJ781569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Power, Freedom and Resistance: Excavating the Design Jury
Webster, Helena
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v25 n3 p286-296 Oct 2006
There can be little argument that the design jury features as a key symbolic event in the education of the architect. However, whilst the centrality of the design jury as a site for learning disciplinary skills, beliefs and values is now widely acknowledged, there continues to be considerable disagreement about what is learnt and how. While critical pedagogues argue that the design jury is a critic-centred event that coerces students into conforming to hegemonic notions of "habitus," those who promote reflective practice see it as a student-centred event in which a critical dialogue with experts supports students' construction and reconstruction of their own "habitus." This article, inspired by Michel Foucault's writings on the analytics of power, reports on the findings of a yearlong ethnographic study carried out in one British school of architecture that sought to excavate "what really goes on" in the design jury.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom