Beyond the consumption of knowledge: questioning of and questing for future forms of pedagogy in architectural education

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Abstract

This paper responds to some of the negative tendencies that continue to characterize the delivery of knowledge in architectural education. It accentuates the shift from mechanistic pedagogy to systematic pedagogy and outlines the characteristics of each. Building on critical pedagogy and the hidden curriculum concept transformative pedagogy is introduced as a form of pedagogy that can be interweaved into conventional teaching practices. Translating the premises underlying these pedagogies and building on the author’s earlier work on design studio pedagogy and the teaching practices involved, a theory that explores the integration of knowledge in architectural design education is articulated. The paper demonstrates how the theory and its underlying components and mechanisms can be applied to both lecture-based courses and design studio sittings. In an attempt to address the challenges architectural education should encounter, the implementation of the theory would offer students multiple learning opportunities while fostering their capabilities to shift from passive listeners to active learners, from knowledge consumers to knowledge producers, while positioning themselves in a challenging future professional world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of Malaysian Architectural Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationthe Future of Architectural Education : MAEC 2012
Place of PublicationSerdang, Selangor
PublisherUniversiti Putra Malaysia
Pages2-11
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • architectural education
  • systemic pedagogy
  • transformative pedagogy
  • knowledge integration
  • trans-disciplinarity

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  • Research Output

    Spatial Design Education: New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond

    Salama, A. M., 20 Feb 2015, Hardback ed. 414 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Seeking responsive forms of pedagogy in architectural education

    Salama, A. M., Nov 2013, In : Field . 5, 1, p. 9-30 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Activities

    • 1 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    Malaysian Architectural Education Conference (MAEC 2012)

    Ashraf Salama (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    Dec 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    Cite this

    Salama, A. M. (2012). Beyond the consumption of knowledge: questioning of and questing for future forms of pedagogy in architectural education. In The Proceedings of Malaysian Architectural Education Conference : the Future of Architectural Education : MAEC 2012 (pp. 2-11). Serdang, Selangor: Universiti Putra Malaysia.