The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
This section includes items relevant to the teaching of Architecture and Building, including Construction, and related trades.
The design crit is a key part of design and architectural education, which involves students publicly presenting their design projects in front of critics, usually from academia and design practice. Working with architecture and design students, this project tested the validity of new types of design crits with the aim of improving learner outcomes.
Updating and upgrading an earthquake design tool for architecture and civil engineering teachers and students
Andrew Charleson School of Architecture Victoria University of Wellington
This research project was commissioned by the Joinery Industry Training Organisation (JITO) to understand learning on and off the job, the connections between them, and where learning support (specifically with literacy, language and numeracy) can be provided.
This pilot study sought to improve the vocational learning and literacy development of learners through the making of their own digital stories. The findings were that digital story telling supports vocational learning and literacy development, reflective conversations encourage deep learning, and collaboration fosters empathy and transformative learning.