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STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF DESIGN STUDIO JURY IN SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE IN NIGERIA

Alagbe, O. A. and Aderonmu, P. A and Alagbe, T. A. and Sonola, O. and Olagunju , O. and Erebor, M. (2017) STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF DESIGN STUDIO JURY IN SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE IN NIGERIA. In: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 6-8 March, 2017, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

An examination is a formal test of a person's knowledge or proficiency in a particular subject or skill. An often time, the approach of an examination is accompanied by examination phobia on students, which suggests that the examination period is not always a pleasant one. Architectural jury for design studio works is the equivalent of examination for written courses; hence, students perceive it with mixed feelings. Apart from being an examination, the jury also presents an opportunity for students to learn in an atmosphere that can either be jocular, antagonistic or reassuring. Despite the age long tradition of the jury evaluation system, there are few literatures that have assessed the perception of students towards its use and suitability as a means of performance measurement. The purpose of this study is to investigate students’ perception of the jury system as an integral pedagogical process of evaluating design studio works. Data was collected through a survey of two purposively selected schools using a structured questionnaire as instrument of data collection. The respondents were students across the 3rd to 4th and 5th to 6th year of undergraduate and postgraduate study respectively. Data obtained was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings from the study would be useful in the development of national academic policies for Nigerian Schools of Architecture towards improving students’ acceptance of the jury process as a tool for learning and assessment on one hand, and also to improve their performance in the jury on the other hand.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural jury, design studio, students’ perception, Nigeria
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 11:04
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8041

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