Study trip as means of expanded learning

Liu, E. [Designer], Carta, S. [Architect] and Sopeoglou, E. [Architect] (2018) Study trip as means of expanded learning. Information, Communication & Society, 21(9), pp. 1293-1304. ISSN (print) 1369-118X


This article explores the study trip as an interconnected activity of work and play, constituting an extended means of teaching design studio in spatial design related disciplines. This study analyses the case of a cohort of about 200 students involved in a joint project in three cities, Athens, Tokyo and London, where groups were challenged with a common project brief. The students conducted empirical studies of the cities through play and enjoyment. The case study provides evidence of the benefits and issues emerging in this particular teaching and learning method of project-based and field work research in spatial design.

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