"Do You Know What I Mean?": Art and Design Students’ Perspectives on Studio-based Pedagogy

By Bernadette Blair, Susan Orr and Mantz Yorke.

Published by The International Journal of Design Education

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This research project investigates art and design students’ interpretation of the terminology used in the UK National Student Survey (NSS) questionnaire with consideration of the oral conversation and discussion traditions that are core elements in a pedagogic “studio” environment. This qualitative interview-based pilot study was carried out through a series of semi-structured interviews with a small group of art and design students who had just completed the NSS questionnaire in 2011. This paper shares these findings and highlights themes that may further contribute to an understanding of how communication and interpretation can inform and impact on future studio-based design pedagogy and practice not just in the UK, but internationally.

Keywords: Communication and Interpretation, Art Design Pedagogies, Studio-based Teaching and Learning

The International Journal of Design Education, Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.17-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 260.104KB).

Prof. Bernadette Blair

Emeritus Professor in Art and Design Pedagogy, Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture, Kingston University - London, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK

Prof. Susan Orr

Dean of Learning and Teaching, University of the Arts, London, UK

Prof. Mantz Yorke