Integrating research elements into undergraduate design education?

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Conference Proceeding

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Design research integration, Transnational design education, Study process questionnaire, Approaches to learning, Top-up degree programme


The study provides an explorative method to investigate the appropriateness of various research supports implemented for 4 design-related top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong. By utilizing the various conceptions of research from design students in the higher education context, we developed a quantitative instrument based on student approaches to learning (SAL) theory to evaluate the quality of teaching and learning research in the design context. Modified from the two-factor version Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ), the proposed instrument demonstrated good reliability and concurrent validity (ability to distinguish groups). The results provided insights for structuring student approaches to learning research in the design context.

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International Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 2013

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