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Studio Culture presentation for KU.

Studio Culture presentation for KU.

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  • 1. Presentation for Discussion of AIAS Studio Culture Task Force Report By: Dr. Yasser Mahgoub Chairman of Design Courses Committee Kuwait University College of Engineering and Petroleum Department of Architecture
  • 2. Studio Culture <ul><li>Current Aspects of the Studio Culture </li></ul><ul><li>A New Vision for Studio Culture </li></ul><ul><li>A Program for Moving Forward </li></ul>
  • 3. Studio Culture Has Perpetuated Certain Myths <ul><li>Personal and Physical Sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>Solo, Artistic Struggle </li></ul><ul><li>Studio is the Only Important Class </li></ul><ul><li>Unimportance of Student Voices </li></ul>
  • 4. Studio Culture Promotes Unhealthy Behavioral Trends <ul><li>Health and Work Habits </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Insularity </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul>
  • 5. Studio Culture Often Limits Rich Educational Opportunities <ul><li>Collaboration vs. Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Studio as the Master Value </li></ul><ul><li>Design as a Process </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Education </li></ul>
  • 6. Studio Culture Promotes a Top-Down Mandated Approach <ul><li>Structures of Studio Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment in Studio Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Critiques and Juries </li></ul><ul><li>Education of Educators? </li></ul>
  • 7. Optimism - We Must Believe That Anything is Possible <ul><li>Are we here to succeed or fail? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we be successful? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we make a difference? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we better ourselves? </li></ul>
  • 8. Respect - We Must Believe in Each Other and the Greatness of the Whole <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Assessment Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>The Idea of a Team </li></ul><ul><li>Different = Good </li></ul>
  • 9. Sharing - We Must Offer Our Best to Each Other <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul>
  • 10. Engagement - We Must Move Beyond Conversations With Ourselves <ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Users </li></ul><ul><li>Social Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals </li></ul>
  • 11. Innovation - We Must Be Willing To Look Beyond Today…and Even Past Tomorrow <ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Taking </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative Teaching Methods </li></ul>
  • 12. This is Only the Beginning of a Long Discussion <ul><li>Forums for Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Amongst Peers </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Viewpoints </li></ul>
  • 13. Feedback <ul><li>To help us compile and review this discussion please e-mail the following to ymahgoub@yahoo.com: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Please provide a list of the major points that comes out of our discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Please provide a list of any interesting quotes from your discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Please describe how our department should address the concerns identified in the discussion. </li></ul>
  • 14. Recommended Questions for Discussion <ul><li>1) What are the strengths of studio? </li></ul><ul><li>2) What are the opportunities for positive change within studio? </li></ul><ul><li>3) Can studio be changed to accommodate extracurricular student involvement? </li></ul><ul><li>4) In what ways can technology be incorporated into design studio? </li></ul><ul><li>5) How can time management be taught in studio? </li></ul><ul><li>6) How can students alter their behavior to improve the culture of studio? </li></ul><ul><li>7) What is your greatest memory from studio? </li></ul><ul><li>8) Describe your ideal studio experience. </li></ul>
  • 15. There Is No One Answer, but There Is a Direction: Forward <ul><li>“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” </li></ul><ul><li>-John Foster Dulles </li></ul>
  • 16. Thank you

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