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The future of design studio education: student experience and perception of blended learning and teaching during the global pandemic

Peimani, Nastaran and Kamalipour, Hesam 2022. The future of design studio education: student experience and perception of blended learning and teaching during the global pandemic. Education Sciences 12 (2) , 140. 10.3390/educsci12020140

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Abstract

Urban design studio education aims to prepare future urban designers to more effectively understand how cities work and critically engage with the role of design intervention in the built environment. A design studio is an appropriate setting where this can take place. This paper details the design and delivery of a postgraduate urban design studio subject in the MA Urban Design programme at Cardiff University during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. We particularly investigate the capacities and challenges of blended learning and teaching, with a primary focus on the experience and perception of students in the context of design studio pedagogy. To this end, we discuss the findings from an online survey of postgraduate urban design students and reflect on their experience and perception of the related learning and teaching activities, assessment, feedback, field study visits, workshops, and digital platforms during the subject delivery period in the 2021–2022 academic year. The outcomes of this paper can inform future practices of blended learning and teaching incorporating a mix of face-to-face and online modes of delivery in relation to design studio education, particularly in the context of unprecedented global health challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Additional Information: This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2227-7102
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 February 2022
Date of Acceptance: 13 February 2022
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 12:00
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/147740

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