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The Built Environments Laboratory: An Interdisciplinary Framework for Studio Education in the Planning and Design Disciplines
Journal For Education In The Built Environment
  • Ken Yocom
  • Gundula Proksch, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
  • Branden Born, University of Washington - Seattle Campus
  • Shannon K. Tyman, University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Publication Date
12-1-2012
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Interdisciplinary education is becoming a hallmark strategy for preparing and providing students with the skills necessary for addressing the complexity of our contemporary built environments. In this paper, we examine how the studio model of education presents opportunities for increasing interdisciplinarity in the classroom. Specifically, we develop a pedagogical framework for examining three educational themes: establishing rigorous forms of experimentation, developing collective understanding, and generating interdisciplinary collaboration. We identify that developing collective understanding is the most challenging of the three themes to frame, implement, and achieve in the classroom, suggesting interdisciplinary studio education should focus on sharing disciplinary vocabularies and improving students’ communicative techniques.
DOI
10.11120/jebe.2012.07020008
Version
open access
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This article was originally published in Journal for Education in the Built Environment.

Citation Information
Ken Yocom, Gundula Proksch, Branden Born and Shannon K. Tyman. "The Built Environments Laboratory: An Interdisciplinary Framework for Studio Education in the Planning and Design Disciplines" Journal For Education In The Built Environment Vol. 7 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 8 - 25
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shannon_tyman/2/