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The architectural design studio as a learning environment: A qualitative exploration of architecture design student learning experiences in design studios from first- through fourth -year


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This qualitative study addresses the design studio learning experiences of fifth-year architectural students, from their first year to their fourth year. It discusses the descriptions that architecture students give to the learning experiences, describes the perceptions that design students have of their learning experiences, and illuminates the outcomes of these learning experiences. The findings show that the students described their learning experiences as interrelational, perceived the experiences as transitional, and felt that their learning experiences aided in the production of outcomes. The findings were viewed within social constructivist and constructionist viewpoints and were contingent on Chickering and Reisser's model of student development. Since studio culture is generated partially by a student culture that encompasses interaction, these learning experiences are also affected by interaction. This study explores the meaning students make of their learning experiences in the design studio, which are affected by this interaction.

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Subject
Art education;
Design;
Interior design;
Architecture;
Higher education;
Qualitative research
Classification
0273: Art education
0389: Design
0389: Interior design
0729: Architecture
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Education; Architectural design studio; Chickering, Arthur W.; Constructivism; Learning environment; Learning experiences; Perceptions; Reisser, Linda
Title
The architectural design studio as a learning environment: A qualitative exploration of architecture design student learning experiences in design studios from first- through fourth -year
Author
Lueth, Patience Lamunu Opiyo
Number of pages
238
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0097
Source
DAI-A 69/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549543756
Advisor
Evans, Nancy J.; Paxson, Lynn
Committee member
Licklider, Barbara L.; Muecke, Mickael W.; Patton, Lori D.
University/institution
Iowa State University
Department
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
University location
United States -- Iowa
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3307106
ProQuest document ID
193720077
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/193720077
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