Analysing Divergent-Convergent Activities in the Architectural Studio, with the aid of the 'Knowledge Construction Activities' model

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Abstract

Design activities and divergent-convergent developmental activities are considered to be of essential importance in developing design solutions, making them an important learning objective in the architectural studio. However, since most studio assessments focus on the quality of the artefact, learners are not provided with adequate feedback as to their achievements in applying these activities during the learning process. In response, this study utilizes the "Knowledge Construction Activities" (KCAs) model as a means to measure the application of the stated activities in learners' performance throughout the course. Learners' design decisions and the modifications applied upon them to generate design development are coded into measurable learning graphs, making it possible to identify peaks of divergent-convergent activity as well as reduced practice. A case study of three undergraduates highlights in detail each subject's performance, providing the means to support a custom-Tailored approach to teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2020
EditorsJean-Francois Boujut, Gaetano Cascini, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, Georgi V. Georgiev, Netta Iivari
Pages302-310
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781912254118
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2020 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 26 Aug 202028 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2020

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC 2020
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityOulu
Period26/08/2028/08/20

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Divergent convergent activities
  • KCA analysis
  • Learning analytics
  • Studio

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