Reply To: Architectural Education
Fiachra states that third level education is reading instead of teaching. I agree though would it be more accurate to say that it is a combination of reading and teaching – the balance being open to discussion. The problem is that in my experience of 2nd year students to date is they rarely have the inclination to do so. There are those who do of course, but they are the minority. Most are at best struggling to emerge from the school/syllabus type of education or at worst putting in time to get a qualification etc.
My original question, however, centred on a dilemma where I am faced with assessing a scheme design which is adequate in terms of function but has no aspiration. I still think that it is valid to generalise about this as it seems to set out a principle. Surely the student is in the wrong course?