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ERIC Number: EJ828262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Reflective Practice in a Pluri-Disciplinary Innovative Design Course
Choulier, Denis; Picard, Fabienne; Weite, Pierre-Alain
European Journal of Engineering Education, v32 n2 p115-124 May 2007
Reflective practice is an important vehicle for the apprenticeship of tacit and procedure-oriented knowledge. This article explores the development of reflective practice in the teaching of an innovative design course. Starting from a characterization of the "materials of a design situation" (problem-solution duality, methods and tools, management, piloting and organization of projects), we analyse the contributions brought to this practice based on the results obtained within a Masters Degree course. Reflective practice contributes at least two issues: the conscious use of tools in design process and the acquisition of keys to self-analyse the individual and group position and to understand and to manage project uncertainty. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France