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ERIC Number: EJ813510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Design Cognition in a Building Expedition
Lim, J.
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v14 n3 p291-300 Oct 2004
In architecture courses, the bridging of design learning and construction is a constant challenge for educators. When designing the construction details of a building, students lack the field/site experience of the construction process and an understanding of the problems and solutions associated with erecting a building. The degree of buildability of the student design proposal is limited by classroom teaching environments as it is difficult for students to develop design cognition between the assembly process and the design of constructional elements for assembly. The paper describes an experiment in practical learning to develop this design cognition in a building expedition. Student design cognition was evaluated with team-based and individual decisions in overcoming problems in assembly, created by the design of the structural connections used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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