Studio Teaching Toolkit
This toolkit was developed as part of the Studio Teaching Project with the aim of sharing ideas and practice about the learning and teaching of studio practice in Art, Architecture and Design disciplines. Includes information on studio models, effective strategies, assessment & feedback, student experience, and case studies.
Link - http://studioteaching.org
The aim of the Studio Teaching Project was to describe the characteristics of studio-based learning in Art, Architecture and Design disciplines, and to identify examples of effective studio teaching that enhance both the student and staff experience and optimise learning outcomes.
Research involved a comprehensive review of literature, surveys of academics and Heads of School in Art, Architecture and Design disicplines in Australia, and the development of case studies of good practice including innovative approaches to studio teaching.
The Studio Teaching Toolkit
This toolkit was developed as part of the Studio Teaching Project with the aim of sharing ideas and practice about the learning and teaching of studio practice in Art, Architecture and Design disciplines. It draws on information and ideas from two National Forums on studio teaching, a review of the literature addressing models of studio practice and assessment, national surveys of studio teaching, and the practice of colleagues in Art, Architecture and Design Schools across Australia.
While there are obvious differences between these disciplines and how their studios are conducted, much of the information provided in the toolkit is relevant to all, and many of the strategies and skills are transferable between them. As such, the content in this section is not grouped according to discipline.
The content has a practical focus and includes a brief overview of current studio models and factors influencing future practice. It also provides a range of useful strategies for effective studio practice, a series of indicators that can be used and applied to assess good learning outcomes, and a summary of student reflections on what constitutes a 'successful studio'.
Case studies are included throughout to demonstrate and illustrate examples of good practice in Art, Architecture and Design studios throughout Australian institutions. A full list of case studies is also included for further reading.
The Studio Teching Toolkit presented on this website was developed as part of the project and has been created to inform and stimulate studio teaching practices.
Colleagues teaching studio in the areas of Art, Architecture and Design have been actively involved in the project by participating in surveys, providing examples of effective studio teaching or attending one of the Studio Teaching Forums.
The Toolkit includes:
- What is Studio?
- Current models
- Essential elements
- Effective Strategies
- Assessment & Feedback
- Application of indicators
- Useful Resources
- Student Experience
- Case Studies