Redefining the Student-Teacher Relationship Through Online Sharing Activities

By Ji Yong Park.

Published by The Technology Collection

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The student-teacher relationship should be a critical factor for successful teaching and learning in design education. In tradition, the relationship is defined as a master-apprentice, so design teachers’ visual assessment capability and technical standards significantly affect students’ quality of learning and achievements. However, there are some negative aspects of the master-apprentice relationship in design education that it may restrict student experiences to cultural diversity and interdisciplinary learning through various interactions with other students. A visual design subject was designed to adapt a new learning method that is to share students’ work and assessment through an asynchronous communication tool. This method was expected to reduce the negative aspects of the master-apprentice relationship and enhance peer-to-peer interactions and individualistic collaboration. A survey with two types of student groups in terms of their levels of participation was conducted to evaluate student experiences to this method. The outcomes implicate that online peer assessment is helpful to reduce the negative aspects of master-apprentice relation and can be useful for achieving the ultimate purpose of design education.

Keywords: Peer Assessment, Student-Teacher, Master-Apprentice, Online Learning, Design Education

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.125-134. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.137MB).

Dr. Ji Yong Park

Lecturer, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Ji Yong Park is a lecturer in Web Design and Interactive Media, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His research interests are in the development of training methodology for designers and design students via online in terms of interactive learning experience design and web site evaluation methodology in terms of user experience.

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