Roundtable Discussion: Making is Learning: A Discussion on Project-based, Hands-on Learning

Ingrid Lange, Rhode Island School of Design

Description

In this roundtable discussion, we’ll address how “learning-by-doing” methods found in the fields of design and engineering foster more active learning experiences in higher education, resulting in deeper understanding of problems, concepts, and theories. How does project-centric methods of learning cultivate stronger problem-solving and problem-finding skills? How do iterative making processes make abstract concepts more concrete and understandable for learners? How could this model of learning change in the future? Through discussion of our own educational experiences, we’ll investigate how non-linear methods of research, prototyping, and critique lead to richer and more enduring learning experiences.

Ingrid Lange is senior in Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design, excited by cross-disciplinary collaborations that focus on creating a better relationship between technology and people.

 
Apr 29th, 2:00 PM Apr 29th, 3:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion: Making is Learning: A Discussion on Project-based, Hands-on Learning

Brown University | School of Engineering | Prince Lab 222A, Brown Design Workshop, Providence, RI

In this roundtable discussion, we’ll address how “learning-by-doing” methods found in the fields of design and engineering foster more active learning experiences in higher education, resulting in deeper understanding of problems, concepts, and theories. How does project-centric methods of learning cultivate stronger problem-solving and problem-finding skills? How do iterative making processes make abstract concepts more concrete and understandable for learners? How could this model of learning change in the future? Through discussion of our own educational experiences, we’ll investigate how non-linear methods of research, prototyping, and critique lead to richer and more enduring learning experiences.

Ingrid Lange is senior in Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design, excited by cross-disciplinary collaborations that focus on creating a better relationship between technology and people.

http://digitalcommons.risd.edu/critical_futures_symposium/2016/Schedule/4