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Take the Red Pill: A Journey into the Rabbit Hole of Teaching Informed Research.

Smith, CR (2017) Take the Red Pill: A Journey into the Rabbit Hole of Teaching Informed Research. Charrette, 4 (1). pp. 126-136. ISSN 2054-6718

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In this paper studio teaching is explored as a generator of research. The term research informed teaching implies that research precedes teaching, and therefore the traditional term is subverted in favour of teaching informed research. Central to the approach are studio projects; they are the essential substance – the data, and become the focus of critical analysis. Reference is made to projects run by the author that were adopted into teaching informed research; the discussion identifies principles to consider – and lessons learnt – when designing such research projects. The morality of students contributing to academics’ research, and their views on being involved, are also discussed. This paper demonstrates that the journey into an unknown rabbit warren of unanticipated twists and turns – an inherent characteristic of this alignment between teaching and research – can result in rich outcomes, and argues it is an approach highly suited to the creative environment of the design studio.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Art & Design
Publisher: Association of Architectural Educators
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Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 10:43
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 11:17
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6966
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