The internal point of view: studying design students' emotional experience in the studio via phenomenography and ethnography
This article will present a way in which methodological discussion can become the core of a meaningful process determining the researcher's path and the view that will be revealed. It will describe such a research journey, which focused on the learning experience of design students and particularly on the role of their emotions in studio courses. Since information on emotions, and their influence on the educational process, is generally concealed, special methodological concern was required. Thus, the article will describe and discuss the qualitative methods used to shed light on the educational process from the students' point of view. The advantages of each research method will be discussed, and the researcher's experiences in using these research methods will be compared.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, I.I.T.
Publication date: 2007-06-07
How can art, design and communication aid teaching? Do these teaching methods work better in certain fields of study? Focusing on arts and media-based subjects, and encompassing all areas of higher education, this journal reveals the potential value of new educational styles and creative teaching methods.
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