Producing critical thinkers, designing critical objects: Re-examining the role of critique in architectural education

Stead, Naomi (2003). Producing critical thinkers, designing critical objects: Re-examining the role of critique in architectural education. In: Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and Claire Newton, Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia. Second International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Melbourne, Australia, (3-12). 2003.

Author Stead, Naomi
Title of paper Producing critical thinkers, designing critical objects: Re-examining the role of critique in architectural education
Conference name Second International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 2003
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Place of Publication Melbourne
Publisher The Second International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia
Publication Year 2003
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady
Claire Newton
Start page 3
End page 12
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary One of the most often-repeated aspirations of the contemporary university, to ‘teach students to think critically’, has been recited to the point of ubiquity in course and subject outlines, in schools of architecture as elsewhere. But this immediately raises a series of questions. What exactly is the benefit, for example, in ‘thinking critically’, why is it such a desirable attribute, and why in spite of all this does it seem so ill defined? More specifically for the purposes of this paper, does this critical capacity have a particular relevance for the education of architects?
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Keyword Education of architects
Critical thinking
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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