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Innovations in the teaching of architectural studio: The covenant experience

Opoko, Pearl and Adeokun, Cynthia and Dare-Abel, Oladipo (2015) Innovations in the teaching of architectural studio: The covenant experience. Global Journal on Humanites & Social Sciences, 1. 73- 79.

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Architectural design is the process through which the architect attempts to capture his thoughts and present it in a form that others can see. There are basically two methods of architectural design, namely the black box and the glass box methods. While the black box method is mainly intuitive, the glass box employs logically derived data for design. Various schools of architecture adopt either of these methods in training their students. This paper reports on the outcome of a home-grown combination of both methods adopted in the teaching of architectural design to second year architectural students in a private university in Nigeria. Data has been collected over a period of four years from the students involved through questionnaires and interviews. This has been complimented by discussions with the tutors involved. Results indicate that this innovative method provides a strong theoretical and analytical background for the students design projects while opening them opportunities to explore their creative potentials. The major challenges, however, are that the process is more demanding on the part of both the students and tutors and requires more contact hours between both paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural studio, Innovations, experience, design.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 09:47

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