Uniqueness, challenges and dilemmas of teaching first year architecture

Kolakowski, Marcin M. (2012) Uniqueness, challenges and dilemmas of teaching first year architecture. School of Architecture, University of Lincoln.

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Visions for Architectural Education – Unpublished voice in internal departmental discussion about forms of education [Action Research Contribution]

Everyone who ever taught the first year must have felt its uniqueness. Literature as much as internet forums of academics involved in teaching the first year clearly show patterns pointing out the uniqueness, challenges and dilemmas which all define the importance of this phase of teaching design.
- For most first-year students, enrolment on the architecture course marks the beginning of a new chapter in life with many lifestyle changes. For some of them, this could be an unpleasant experience as they might feel homesick and overwhelmed with new responsibilities. For others, this might mean an unprecedented excitement of freedom, new circles of friends, etc. New exciting attractions may be a distraction which could compete with learning. On the other hand, the beginning of new period in life could be connected with unique openness and engagement, almost like “New Year’s resolutions”. The highest attendance and engagement is observed at the beginning of the academic year.
- In order to release students’ creative energy and create a synergy between students’ new lifestyle, we decided to join social and learning activities. The expectations that group work and versatile activities would keep the momentum were confirmed.

Keywords:Higher Education, Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education, Students as producers, Life Projects, Architecture, architectural education, bmjconvert
Subjects:X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
X Education > X390 Academic studies in Education not elsewhere classified
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
X Education > X341 Academic studies in Further Education
X Education > X142 Training Teachers - Higher Education
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:18208
Deposited On:05 Aug 2015 13:00

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