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How to Learn: Breakthroughs

Learning occurs in all aspects of our daily lives but is concentrated in teaching and coaching environments. This thread draws on experiences from the classroom, the sports field, the academic ‘commons,’ the library, and other aspects of the author’s personal experience to describe the conditions that set up breakthrough learning.

Watch me ORATE : speaking history

Watch me ORATE : speaking history

Working as as an Architect for Colleges and Universities and as a Professor of Architecture allows me to experience the classroom, department, and university-wide experience first-hand – and to participate in its evolution. Notes from Teaching History and Theory of Architecture, 1850-1932, at Norwich University, […]

Watch me MAKE : in 3D

Watch me MAKE : in 3D

Who of us is not in awe of the new 3D “additive” manufacturing technologies (which most people call 3D printing, thought this term only describes a fraction of the fabrication types). But how do you actually do it? When learning new equipment, the single best […]

Narrative Architecture – Telling Design Stories

Narrative Architecture – Telling Design Stories

One of the most satisfying aspects of travel is to learn about another culture by looking at the material characteristics of a city’s buildings and by inadvertently stumbling upon gatherings of people going about the daily living of their company, school or civic culture.  It […]