Design education is
the most important part of architectural education. Formal architectural education
(training), followed by an architect in the candidate’s training period, is a
whole consisting of theoretical and practical courses. In spite of this
programme package, in design education, student acquires to experience the
design by his/her own and this is the only way to learn how to design. In this
context, aside from formal architectural education informal studies such as workshops,
seminars, conferences, exhibitions, competitions, excavation, etc. have an
undeniable importance. In design education, “informal studies” have some
outstanding results on developing design thinking skills, learning by doing,
creating motivation, intuitive knowledge and self-confidence and at the same
time these studies are a suitable tool for the LLP—lifelong learning programme.
In this paper, as an informal study example two workshops will be discussed to
evaluate the contributions of such informal studies on student’s individual and
collective learning s, design thinking techniques and practices.
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