The Augmented Studio - teaching and learning in digital space

Murialdo, Francesca ORCID logoORCID:, House, Naomi ORCID logoORCID: and Disney, Rebecca ORCID logoORCID: (2022) The Augmented Studio - teaching and learning in digital space. In: A Focus on Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning and Research in the Modern Academy, 20-22 Apr 2022, Virtual. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

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A physical and pedagogical entity, the design studio embraces and fosters collaboration beyond its physical borders, however the move to online teaching and learning during the Covid-19 pandemic presented significant challenges to the delivery of architecture and design education, especially in terms of transposing the ‘studio’ environment – it’s ‘signature pedagogy’ - to a virtual alternative. Prompting a deep reflection on and rethinking of teaching and learning within this context, it is our contention that this experience deserves a new empirical framework able to challenge existing pedagogic practices that are fundamentally resistant to change.
Reviewing a year in the life of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture programme at Middlesex University in London, we explore the use of digital platforms as an emergent spatial typology, investigating pedagogical engagement in a digitally networked learning environment. Articulating a future scenario where the design studio will exist as a mixed reality entity, we propose the “Augmented Studio”, as an emerging pedagogic landscape within which we prepare, shape, and equip teaching and learning moving forward. What precedents exist for this augmented environment? How might these inform the evolution of a new pedagogic framework for spatial design education and how might future pedagogy continue to be shaped by digital-era technologies?

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Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Fashion and Interiors
Item ID: 36012
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Depositing User: Francesca Murialdo
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 12:24
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2023 01:34

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