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Integration of design and technology

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Show simple record Austin, Michael 2012-03-28T03:59:31Z 2012-03-28T03:59:31Z 2007
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9802840-4-1
dc.description.abstract Certification Boards visiting architecture schools regularly demand more ‘technology’ in the curriculum, and an increased ‘integration’ of design and technology in the teaching programme. The persistence of this over many years, despite substantial changes in what is meant by technology, suggests that it is not easily achieved, or by any means a straightforward matter. Their reference is to building technology which now needs to be distinguished from information technology where students are often more competent than their elders. Building technology is seldom theorised (with a few notable exceptions) by either design theorists or those who teach technology. Even so called hi-tech architecture (which uses marine technology aesthetically rather than technically) is not theorised. It is sometimes assumed that everything taught in an architecture school should be useful or necessary for a competent architect. Each subject claims this status, but this essential knowledge already crowds the curriculum. The level of understanding demonstrated by the students nevertheless appears to be minimal when compared with their precocious design abilities. It is proposed that integration with design of half-understood technologies is too much to ask of any student during, or even after, five years of study. This paper starts to unravel some aspects of the teaching of technology and discusses issues around the notion of integration. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia en_NZ
dc.relation.uri en_NZ
dc.rights The copyright in this volume belongs to AASA. Copyright of the papers contained in this volume remains the property of the authors. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this volume may be reproduced by any process without prior permission of the publishers and authors. en_NZ
dc.subject Technology en_NZ
dc.subject Integration en_NZ
dc.subject Education en_NZ
dc.title Integration of design and technology en_NZ
dc.type Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Author en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Austin, M. (2007). Integration of design and technology. In K. Orr & S. Kaji-O'Grady (Eds.). Techniques and Technologies: Transfer and Transformation: IVth International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia 2007. Sydney: The Association. Available from en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Techniques and technologies: Transfer and transformation: IVth International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia 2007 en_NZ
unitec.conference.title IVth International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia en_NZ Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia en_NZ
unitec.conference.location Sydney en_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate 2007-09-27
unitec.conference.edate 2007-09-29
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 43575

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