Review and Restructuring of Contemporary Practices in Architecture Design Studio Education
Keywords:Innovative Practices, Design Studio Communication, Design Studio Evaluation as Driver, Four-dimensional Learning, Smart Technology
The paper is based on the premise that a 360 ° restructuring of the existing architecture education system is required to bridge the wide gap between academia and the practical world and equip students to meet national and global challenges. The current field practices are driven by competitive markets and innovations designed to upgrade obsolescent of technologies. Architecture schools act as living laboratories for envisaging the roadmap to resolve issues at the community, city, national and transnational levels. They should act as avantgarde for innovative practices by students, disseminating knowledge and pushing boundaries for experimentation -- all as part of a process for boosting development and inclusive growth. A smart education system can be achieved by integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and provide an interface between students and industry. The paper focuses on identifying challenges and barriers in the existing education system and suggests recommendations for improving the quality of human resource. Its purpose includes delivery of high performance and healthy growth of stakeholders. By exploring information and technology, transparency and participatory role of various actors for networking, team building, monitoring and reflective tools, the paper examines the contextual relevance of the existing approaches to various aspects of learning, teaching and evaluation systems, going on to suggest a paradigm shift in these.
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