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Promoting Occupational Engagement in Design Education: Accounting for doing, being, becoming, and belonging

James Thompson

Begin W/ Why: Ethics and Values in Beginning Design | University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning | Published : 2017


Conceptualizing education as a meaning-making process serves to reorient teaching, learning, and research activities around notions of personal and professional development in more holistic and humanistic ways than conventional approaches. Instead of “receiving an education,” students get recognized as enacting a form of agency by engaging in self-growth while they weave educational experiences into broader personal narratives. Such a perspective is genuinely student-centered in that it more accurately captures the ways that education gets experienced as a progression of embodied, social, and psychological encounters. By considering how learners experience education as a process of ontologic..

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