Incorporating research into an undergraduate module: learning to detail from first (ecologically sound) principles

S. Emmitt, B. West

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How do students learn to detail from first principles? An innovative Level 3 undergraduate module was designed with the aim of encouraging students to approach architectural detailing from first principles within an environmentally responsible framework. The philosophy behind the module was to incorporate lecturers’ research into the module, both to enhance the student experience and to narrow the gap between research and teaching. A brief overview of the development of the module and the teaching and learning strategy is provided before looking at delivery and evolution of the module over a two-year period. The students’ evaluation of the module, via a questionnaire survey, is then reviewed and issues for further consideration highlighted. A number of observations are made relating to the integration of knowledge, which have implications for all contributors to construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 19th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2003
Publisher Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
ISBN (Print)095341686
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event19th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2003 - Brighton, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sept 20035 Sept 2003


Conference19th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2003
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


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