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Educating applied arts and design students on bamboo crafts through educational trip and studio project

Kamaruddin, Zumahiran and Ab Jalil, Nurlelawati and Abdul Rahman, Julaila (2017) Educating applied arts and design students on bamboo crafts through educational trip and studio project. In: Kuala Lumpur International Communication, Education, Language and Social Sciences 8 (KLiCELS 8), 2-3 Dec 2017, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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This paper aims to elaborate on how the importance of educational trip can enhance the teaching and learning in the enterprise of bamboo craft as reflected in the studio project approach of Applied Arts and Design Studio. The rationale is that an educational trip to related places for inputs and exposure to the students before their embarkment of design process in the studio is crucial. The visit gives awareness and knowledge to the students on the bamboo craft and its production process. Craft is traditionally associated with the making of objects that requires manual skill, dexterity and experience while its production is to exercise skill based on knowledge. Therefore, this paper sets out the relevance of educational trip in the context of studio-based teaching and learning pertaining to the bamboo craft project for the students of Applied Arts and Design programme. The emphasis of this paper is on the importance of educational trip for the students, namely experiencing new environment, acquiring new insights and going through informal learning environment. Bamboo crafting is bound to the understanding of production method, sensibilities of materials and handling of techniques during production. Understanding of the whole process would be fruitfully achieved through direct observation at the field work apart from doing background research. This approach of teaching and learning in the field of applied arts and design is relatively novel and essential for successful outcomes of the studio project. Accordingly, the outcome and contribution of this paper is a better understanding of the role of educational trip in enriching the teaching and learning process for studio-based course which focuses on craft production.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2615/62491
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational trip, Applied Arts and Design, studio project, bamboo craft
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Zumahiran Kamarudin
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 03:14
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 15:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62491

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