Practice Sessions: A Model for Engaged Learning

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Elie Abrons

Abstract

Since 2015, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan has been engaged in a pedagogical experiment and curricular program called Practice Sessions that addresses this relationship between the academy and practice through immersive, intensive, engaged leaning experiences. This paper presents Practice Sessions as a model for supplementing traditional, semester-long, individual studio projects with intensive bursts of collaborative design that expose students to the problems of practice and broader public engagement.

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Academy and Practice