Practice Sessions: A Model for Engaged Learning


Elie Abrons


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.


Academy and Practice