Exploring Andragogic Strategies in an Interior Architecture Studio

Document Type : Specialized scientific research papers


1 Interior Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egyp

2 Furniture & Interior design, Faculty of Applied Arts, Benha University, Egypt

3 Ph.D. candidate, Interior Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt



New design andragogic strategies require different interior architecture settings to accommodate a new educational delivery. hence, learning settings are decreasingly formal timetabled classroom-based and increasingly collaborative and socially peer to peer oriented. The literature review reveals that the most recent comprehensive andragogy is interactive collaborative learning that can be achieved by live projects and vertical studios in interior architecture and across disciplines. The method of research is an exploratory comparative case study in the form of a one-day five hours workshop with aim to assess the outcome of two interior architecture vertical studios in different educational settings (physical and virtual). analysis of outcome is based on behaviour mapping of the students at work, a qualitative description of their selected setting layout and their opinion on the workshop. In conclusion, a graphical model illustrates the idea that together, andragogic strategies, collaborative activities and supportive educational settings optimize the educational process.


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