Design studio-style learning common in schools of design has much to recommend it. If you have ever worked at or attended a design school, you can imagine my shock when I started working at a traditional university and began to recall what it was like to teach and learn in a traditional lecture-style environment more in line with a mainstream mode of teaching and learning. Design studio-style learning fosters a number of very desirable qualities, but it also suffers from some perceived limitations: lack of scalability, possible lack of rigor (primarily in the failure to include core concepts and…
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