DS 82: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15), Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise, Loughborough, UK, 03-04.09.2015

Year: 2015
Editor: Guy Bingham, Darren Southee, John McCardle, Ahmed Kovacevic, Erik Bohemia, Brian Parkinson
Author: Tovey, Michael
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Coventry University
Section: Pedagogy
Page(s): 188-193
ISBN: 978-1-904670-62-9


ticular design practice, illustrating them through case studies.. This can be approached by strengthening studio culture to provide safe spaces for creative and problem-centred learning and ‘gateway’ strategies of assessment. Key to sustaining motivation in this context is the toleration of design uncertainty as a threshold concept. Negotiating it successfully involves entering a liminal space in order to develop confidence and skills. Students need the time, space and structure to immerse themselves into a design brief, engaging in a reflective process to resolve the contradictions of a dual processing cognitive model. This work has been brought together in a recent publication which provides a synthesis and overview

Keywords: Pedagogy, design education research, Communities of Practice, CETLs


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