Studio-type learning takes advantage of learning-by-doing approach, design thinking, and individual’s development. Main outcomes of this learning include individual growth in the ability of problem-solving and decision-making during the development of a project. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of projects, students also acquire a comprehensive and systematic understanding of a specific topic. Any academic field can take advantage of this learning approach.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify the theoretical basis of studio-type learning through the discussion of the main influences and examples that characterize this learning process.
- Apply the theoretical basis during the workshop activities by being active users during this presentation.
- Create studio-type lessons to apply in their own courses by recreating a studio environment during the workshop.
*Please bring your lunch to this session as it will continue over the lunch hour.*
Ana Karinna Hidalgo is an Eyes High International Doctoral Scholar, PhD (c) in Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, Master of Planning (2013), MEd in Higher Education and Educational Research (2009), Specialist in Urban Environmental Management (2008), and BA in Design (2001). She is a researcher in history and theory of design and urban planning (streets, environmental psychology and winter cities) and a former associate professor (2001-2011) of studio and seminar courses in design, architecture and arts, and current teaching assistant in the Faculty of Environmental Design.