The design critique and the moral goods of studio pedagogy
design critique, design education, ethics, philosophy of design, reasoning
In this paper we inquire into the moral goods that are significant for design studio instructors, by examining how they talk about the way critiques fit into the studio as a social practice. We studied this issue using in-depth interviews with six studio instructors. Through these interviews, we found that critiques are how they structure the studio so they can pursue three types of moral goods: a) for student development; b) for their own self-cultivation; and c) for other stakeholders. Along with presenting these goods, we discuss what instructors say about multiple goods exerting influence on them at the same time. Finally, we discuss implications these findings have for understanding the studio environment, and why critiques matter within this environment.
Original Publication Citation
McDonald, J. K., & Michela, E. (2019). The design critique and the moral goods of studio pedagogy. Design Studies, 62, 1–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2019.02.001
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McDonald, Jason K. and Michela, Esther, "The design critique and the moral goods of studio pedagogy" (2019). All Faculty Publications. 3140.
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
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