Review of Approaches to Learning adopted by Architecture Students in the Coursework of Architectural Design

Ganapathy Iyer, Ashok (2015) Review of Approaches to Learning adopted by Architecture Students in the Coursework of Architectural Design. Archi-DOCT, 3 (1). pp. 21-29. ISSN 2309-0103

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Abstract

Students’ approaches to learning in higher education has been presented in terms of surface and deep approaches (Marton and Säljö 1976). This paper reviews selected literature in architectural education where the definition of approaches to learning adopted by architecture students in the coursework of architectural design is compared with surface and deep approaches. The categorized approaches identified in an earlier study adopted by first and fourth year architecture students (Iyer and Roberts 2014) is correlated to this review to present how the concepts of deep and surface approaches to learning manifest themselves in architectural education. In conclusion, the study (Iyer and Roberts 2014) and the review points towards a more complex set of approaches to learning than just a deep and surface division. It also raises a further question on do the categorized approaches from the earlier study form different points on a continuum between deep and surface, or are some in a different dimension. The review on architecture students’ approaches to learning is a reflection towards the surface dimension and going in the direction of deeper dimension through years of training and reflective practice in architectural education.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering > Dubai Campus > Architecture and Interior Design
Depositing User: Admin MU Dubai
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 11:47
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 11:47
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143888

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