Assistant Professors Christensen and van Kampen to share first phase of ongoing research study about the impacts of Covid-19 on design studio education as part of the College Art Association 2021 Conference
Assistant Professors Christensen and van Kampen are sharing the first phase of their ongoing research study about the impacts of Covid-19 on design studio education, as part of the College Art Association 2021 Conference. Their presentation, "Impact of and Inequities Caused by COVID-19 on [Public University] Design Studio Learning Experiences," is part of the session "Changing Gears, Shifting Priorities: Re-thinking Pedagogy and Possibilities" organized by Susan M. Altman, Community College Professors of Art and Art History. Prior to the pandemic, design programs were implemented within “hands-on” (active learning) spaces that emphasized prototyping, revising, and building using a variety of tools and technologies. Christensen and van Kampen's case study of both students and faculty is exploring specific pedagogical methods that work for students attending remote/hybrid studio classes—especially those experiencing challenges including barriers of access to space, technology, and tools. Through this research, they hope to identify pedagogical innovations that may be useful for a variety of educational settings as we move toward more equitable design education futures.