Studio teaching

Some random observations and things to try after three semesters of teaching the studio model…

  • Put together comprehensive assessment briefs, with marking criteria
  • Use ticksheets/feedback sheets for marking everything
  • Do not take on faith that the studio ethos will be adopted by the students; the studio ethos should be encoded/scaffolded into the studio structure/assessments
  • Set up face-to-face studio time as a safe space — there are no stupid questions, no problems too small or large
  • Encourage group activity outside set groups — make use of active learning techniques to get students out of chairs