Reflections on Architectural Education of the Muslim World within a global World

Salama, Ashraf (2019) Reflections on Architectural Education of the Muslim World within a global World. International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 8 (1). pp. 33-41. ISSN 2045-5895

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This commentary is premised on more than three decades of research into architectural education and design pedagogy. It argues that architectural education in the Muslim world must be able to operate effectively within the global condition. It contends that the body of knowledge on architectural education can be enriched and its scope can be expanded when both historical and contemporary imperatives are clearly contextualized. The text raises important questions for future discussions on this theme. Notwithstanding, the articles discusses some of the negative idiosyncrasies that follow models inherited from the past and adopt techniques practiced by their Western counterparts. It proposes a framework for incorporating Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a paradigm for critical consciousness and the way in which it key techniques can be utilized. The thrust is that these techniques offer students learning opportunities that invigorated their capabilities to shift from passive listeners to active learners and from knowledge consumers to knowledge producers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural education discourse, teaching idiosyncracies, appreciative inquiry (AI), inquiry based learning, active learning, experiential learning
Subjects: K100 Architecture
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 12:28
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 12:30

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