How Incorporating Online Tools Reduced Lecturing and Increased Active Learning
My intention for this class was to activate a course on architectural theory—a heavily academic subject for future professional architects. What can the past theories of dead architects mean to graduate students who are entering a course of education in architecture and civic planning? I aim to make theories comprehensible and relevant to the student . My long term goal is that the content of the course will still be in the memory banks 5-10 years from now.
Cynthia Field, University of Maryland College Park
Dr. Cynthia Field is an Architectural Historian with deep experience in the subject of historic architecture and urban design and no experience in new teaching techniques. The Univerversity of Maryland school of Architecture, where she teaches, has been encouraging about her experimenting with new and more involving teaching methods. This presentation recounts some of her experience and evaluation of the results.