Interior Design: Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning provides a pedagogical approach specifically geared to instruction in interior design. Combining theory with practical application and examples unique to the interior design discipline, the unifying theme of the book is achieving excellence in design education. For first-time teachers whose formal training as educators is more limited than their expertise in the discipline of interior design, this text serves as a primary, specialized resource. For both new and seasoned teachers, it is a handy, just-in-time reference for those sticky situations when one needs a fresh perspective in teaching an idea in a new way. The text is enriched by: case studies; examples of syllabi, grading rubrics, and student critiques; definitions of educational jargon; tables and graphs photos of teaching-related activities and spaces; bibliography for further information on teaching and learning topics
Essays by three educators with a minimum of 10 years experience.
Tips from tenure-seeking educators, including balancing pressures of teaching, research, creative activity, and service.
Observations from adjunct educators, including advantages and disadvantages of teaching while maintaining a practice and balancing the two roles.
Meeting the Challenge
The Importance of Interior Design Teaching and Learning
The Nature of Interior Design Education
Fostering Successful Learning
Managing and Guiding Learning
Teaching and Learning at a Distance
Trends in Interior Design Teaching and Learning
Improving Teaching and Learning
The Teaching Experience
Essays and Inspirations
The Teaching and Learning Physical Environment
Instructors and Students:
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Katherine S. Ankerson
, MS, NCARB certified, IDEC, is Department Head of Interior Architecture and Product Design in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University. She has previously held positions as Associate Dean and Professor of Interior Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Professor at both Radford University and Washington State University following 15 years as an architectural and interior design practitioner. Ankerson's work lies in the areas of senior living environments, particularly adaptive environments that encourage aging-in-place; and learning and teaching in the design disciplines. Her teaching most regularly includes undergraduate, upper-level studio courses and interior construction documents, and graduate courses in interior design. She has written several books and has authored multiple articles and presentations.
PhD, IDEC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Interior Design and Director of Graduate Studies at Florida State University and a practicing interior designer. She holds BS and MFA degrees in Interior Design and a PhD degree in Instructional Technology with specialization in architecture. Pable's professional work includes hospitality and office projects, and she served as national president of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) in 2009-2010. Her research focuses on the thoughtful design of environments for the underprivileged. Through her guidance, two of her students are the holders of a U.S. patent for the design of a cradle for use by homeless shelter families.