A design studio is a unique model of education, and many who have experienced it take it for granted, assuming all advanced learning is done in this style. It isn’t, but it should be. The design studio provides an exemplary model for how experiential learning can occur in all disciplines, based on a fundamental learning theory called transformative learning. In a design studio, it is generally accepted that knowledge is produced, not disseminated. That’s a subtle but critical pedagogical foundation: In a design studio, the professor does not have the knowledge, and her role is not to give the knowledge…
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