Students' Approach to Participating in Informal Education

The Case of Betonart Architecture Summer School

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  • Neslihan İmamoğlu Yıldız Technical University

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architecture education, informal education, workshops in architecture, summer school, Betonart Architectural Summer School

Abstract

The way of learning and performing practice, the tools and methods that are being used for it and the spaces that these processes take place are shifting with the change of information and technology. Under these circumstances architectural education has faced difficulties in being up to date in particular about curriculum, program and physical requirements. While instant solutions give instant results, it is inevitable that rooted solutions will be encountered to keep up with this rapid change. For this reason, countless “informal education” activities are being implemented, such as competitions, workshops, assemblies, forums, publications, etc. This paper focuses on BASS (Betonart Architectural Summer School) as a case to understand the motives of participating in such activities from the perspective of architectural students. It tries to demonstrate that students are aware of the importance of informal educational activities, furthermore they are increasingly demanding.

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İmamoğlu, N. (2020). Students’ Approach to Participating in Informal Education: The Case of Betonart Architecture Summer School. EAAE Annual Conference Proceedings, 3(1), 100–117. Retrieved from https://publishings.eaae.be/index.php/annual_conference/article/view/57

Published

2020-12-29

Author Biography

Neslihan İmamoğlu, Yıldız Technical University

Neslihan graduated from the department of architecture at Yeditepe University in 2012. She has completed her master thesis in 2019 in architectural design program at the Yıldız Technical University. She has been working on physical environment and design perception under the umbrella of TAG Platform since 2012. She has been undertaking the role of an editor, publication coordinator and content developer at architectural publications, workshops, and events initiated by Binat Communication and Consultancy, since 2013. She took part in architectural competitions as jury member, jury secretary and part of the organization board.

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