Interior Design: Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning provides a pedagogical approach specifically geared to instruction in interior design. Combining theory with practical application and examples unique to the interior design discipline, the unifying theme of the book is achieving excellence in design education. For first-time teachers whose formal training as educators is more limited than their expertise in the discipline of interior design, this text serves as a primary, specialized resource. For both new and seasoned teachers, it is a handy, just-in-time reference for those sticky situations when one needs a fresh perspective in teaching an idea in a new way. The text is enriched by: case studies; examples of syllabi, grading rubrics, and student critiques; definitions of educational jargon; tables and graphs photos of teaching-related activities and spaces; bibliography for further information on teaching and learning topics.Features- Essays by three educators with a minimum of 10 years experience. - Tips from tenure-seeking educators, including balancing pressures of teaching, research, creative activity, and service.
- Observations from adjunct educators, including advantages and disadvantages of teaching while maintaining a practice and balancing the two roles.
Katherine S. Ankerson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jill Pable, Florida State University
Contents I. Meeting the Challenge - How to Use This Reference - The Challenge of Interior Design Education - The Roles of the Full-Time Academic - Contributions of Adjunct Faculty - Today's Student - Learning Theory II. The Teaching Experience - Essays and Inspirations - The Teaching and Learning Physical Environment - Definitions - Further Rea ding III. Fostering Successful Learning - Managing Time and the Demands of Teaching - Matching Course Goals to Measurable Outcomes - Basic Course Construction and Syllabus - Preparation - Selecting and Creating Course Resources - Techniques for Learning - Giving Tests and Assigning Grades - Classroom Management - Studio Learning - Teaching and Learning at a Distance - Trends in Teaching and Learning - Improving Teaching and Learning