Kate Tregloan, Pippa Soccio and James Thompson | BEL+T’s relational DIA framework
Kate Tregloan, Pippa Soccio and James Thompson will discuss how they conceptualise delivery of design education during pandemergency. They suggest that COVID 19 was the catalyst for swiftly moving teaching online in Australia as elsewhere.
During the talk Kate, Pippa and James will cover the ideas they have outlined in the journal papers titled Well-coordinated: learner-focused coordination tactics beyond the pandemergency and Buckle Up! … BEL+T group learnings from a (very fast) move online
This presentation will outline the iterative development, testing and delivery of BEL+T’s relational DIA framework and the design of its DIAgram. The DIAgram focuses on foundational aims for learning experiences: Learning Engagement and Belonging. It presents three of teaching’s primary tasks interlocked and in service of this: Delivery of subject content; supporting Interaction between students, peers and staff; and effective Assessment for learning; all connected by good Coordination. The context for the whole highlights student wellbeing in a Supportive Learning Environment. The development of the DIA has informed and highlighted pedagogical, technical and cultural challenges of the move online, and has also offered a lens on its elements and their application in design learning and teaching.
In the context of a large comprehensive university, with large classes spread across the week and the campus (even before they moved online), effective and clear organisation and communication is crucial, and perhaps especially challenging for studio pedagogies. This element from the DIAgram, ‘good Coordination’, will be discussed in relation to the “behind-the-scenes” work needed for meaningful learning experiences in an online space. With your input, the discussion will consider the translation of these approaches to new learning settings, and to the sometimes slippery and unpredictable journey of design learning.
The talk is part of the Engage with Ideas monthly series, which explore the relationship between design, education, and society. Recordings from the past Engage with Ideas sessions are available here.
Kate Tregloan focuses on the contributions of creative disciplines, and creative education, to interdisciplinary impact and community need. She has developed architecture and interdisciplinary projects in multiple Australian states, and has led cross-faculty education programs and cross-institutional funded research. She is most interested in the values and judgments that influence creative work and design learning. Research outcomes apply design approaches to the development of interactive tools, offering practitioners and educators new ways to engage with praxis and production. She leads the ABP Built Environments Learning + Teaching (BEL+T) group at the University of Melbourne.
Philippa Soccio is a Lecturer in Teaching and Learning with ABP Built Environments Learning + Teaching (BEL+T) group at the University of Melbourne. Dr Soccio is passionate about how indoor environment quality impacts learning. Her current research involves investigating the pedagogy used to teach students about acoustics, air quality, thermal comfort and lighting. She previously worked with the Learning Environments applied Research Network (LEaRN) managing the Towards Effective Learning Environments in Catholic Schools project. This is the largest known study to have evaluated the relationships between the built environment and the practices, activities and behaviours of students and educators.
James Thompson is a Lecturer in Teaching and Learning and member of the Built Environments Learning and Teaching (BEL+T) group at the University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in the Built Environments from the University of Washington (USA) and previously taught at the University of Portsmouth (UK), where he led the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industry’s Pedagogical Research Group. Among other scholarly contributions on built environments education, he authored Narratives of Architectural Education: From Student to Architect (Routledge, 2019). Dr Thompson currently serves as Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Education in Architecture and Design (IJEAD).
Tregloan, K., & Thompson, J. (2021). Buckle Up! … BEL+T group learnings from a (very fast) move online. Charrette, 7(1), 59–75. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2021/00000007/00000001/art00004#expand/collapse
Tregloan, K., Thompson, J., Soccio, P., & Song, H. (2020, August 20). BEL+T designs a DIAgram [blog post]. https://distancedesigneducation.com/2020/08/20/belt-designs-a-diagram-a-relational-framework-for-teaching-online/
Soccio P., Tregloan K., & Thompson J. (2020) Well-coordinated: learner-focused coordination tactics beyond the pandemergency. International Journal of Architectural Research 15(1) https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ARCH-10-2020-0227/full/html
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