Abstract

The most effective learning part of industrial design education are the studio courses, by which the students can explore, analyse, practice and observe the outcomes of the design project. In studio courses, occasionally, students are encouraged to take part in collaborative learning by working together in a group and submitting a joint project that results from the group work. The collaborative learning projects commonly end up with discussions, confusions and conflicts between the group members and the instructors. The basic problems are especially declared by group members as not choosing their partners by themselves and working on a design project that does not interest them. In accordance with this information, a study was conducted by integrating the collaborative learning system to the industrial design studio course. In this paper, the outcomes of the collaborative learning will be evaluated in light of the project conducted in a design studio course with undergraduate students. The study will be interpreted by the context of dynamics of the collaborative learning, the common problems observed at collaborative learning and novice designer properties featured by the students.

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collaborative learning, studio course, design project, board game design, design education

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The Outcomes of Collaborative Learning in Design Studio Courses

The most effective learning part of industrial design education are the studio courses, by which the students can explore, analyse, practice and observe the outcomes of the design project. In studio courses, occasionally, students are encouraged to take part in collaborative learning by working together in a group and submitting a joint project that results from the group work. The collaborative learning projects commonly end up with discussions, confusions and conflicts between the group members and the instructors. The basic problems are especially declared by group members as not choosing their partners by themselves and working on a design project that does not interest them. In accordance with this information, a study was conducted by integrating the collaborative learning system to the industrial design studio course. In this paper, the outcomes of the collaborative learning will be evaluated in light of the project conducted in a design studio course with undergraduate students. The study will be interpreted by the context of dynamics of the collaborative learning, the common problems observed at collaborative learning and novice designer properties featured by the students.

 

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