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Delivering design fundamentals using relevant learning theories in the delivery of an interior design project at third level

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dc.contributor.author Dalton, Tracey (Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-16T14:30:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-16T14:30:49Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6747
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This is a reflection on teaching practice, focusing on design process in a BA Honours in Design – Interior and Furniture, in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). An intrinsic case study approach (Stake 1995) was taken for this research, which focused on the use of the learning theories in the delivery of an undergraduate interior design project brief. A third year commercial office design project has been used to assess teaching and learning styles. This article will show that, in terms of delivery, in a typical third level interior design project in DIT, the process incorporates all of the learning theories set out by Jordan and Carlile (2005), at different stages. These four learning theories i.e. behaviourism, cognitivism, constructivism and social constructivism, are those most commonly prescribed for use in undergraduate courses at DIT. The interior design project brief is broken into four parts, which relate to design fundamentals. The design fundamentals commonly covered in a DIT project brief are: research, concept development, design resolution and presentation (as referenced for the year 4 Design Thesis in the BA Hons. Design – Interior and Furniture online programme and module catalogue), with occasional variations which are module specific. This article demonstrates practical examples of lecturer instruction and student related work activities, to illustrate how the delivery of a particular part of the project corresponds with one of the four learning theories, reinforcing the relevance of use at particular stages of the design process, in this case. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher ITERATIONS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ITERATIONS;05, pp. 8-13
dc.subject design en_US
dc.subject teaching practice en_US
dc.title Delivering design fundamentals using relevant learning theories in the delivery of an interior design project at third level en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/contributionToPeriodical en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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