CoLAB – Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design

BILLAU, Sally and STIRLING, Eve (2017). CoLAB – Collaborative exhibition as a method to open interior design. In: KUNG, Cecile, LAM, Elita and LEE, Yanki, (eds.) Open design for E-very thing. Cumulus working papers . Aalto, Finland, Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, 56-60.

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Abstract

The importance of employability in higher education led leaders on an interior design degree to introduce an innovative module that embedded the notions of collaborative working. This paper presents the analysis of three different iterations of the collaborative exhibition module in a post-1992 UK University. The module was designed to provide students with the opportunity to work and engage with their discipline beyond the studio environment. Using data from a digital questionnaire, interviews and the module evaluation, the paper explores the student experiences of the module as a form of independent learning, the challenges they encountered and its relevance to the wider employability agenda. We present these findings under three themes: (1) the importance of employability’; (2) the ‘challenges of collaboration’ and (3) ‘time for reflection and autonomy’. The paper concludes by emphasizing the value of this mode of study for producing deep and autonomous learning.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Book series ISSN = 1795 1879 ; 1456-307X
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
Depositing User: Sally Billau
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 11:45
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14793

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