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Teaching Fieldwork in Landscape Architecture in European Context; Some Backgrounds and Organisation

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Urban Planning and Garden Art, Department of Garden Art, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1118 Budapest, Hungary
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Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina
Land 2021, 10(3), 237; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10030237
Received: 8 January 2021 / Revised: 18 February 2021 / Accepted: 19 February 2021 / Published: 1 March 2021
Fieldwork is an intrinsic part of landscape architecture education because it confronts the students with the landscape in real life, shows realised projects, enables different experiences, and provides a direct confrontation with the historical context of the discipline. Here the main goal is to give a first overview of teaching of fieldwork, compare that with other publications, and analyse pedagogical and didactic backgrounds in landscape architectural education in Europe. This study is based mainly on existing publications and complemented with our own experiences with fieldwork in teaching. The research method is based on accumulating existing knowledge on the subject and the principles of case study research. After a short overview of pedagogy and didactics in the context of teaching in design disciplines and how this relates to teaching landscape architecture, we work out the organisation of teaching in the outdoors. The conclusions focus on what can be learned in the outdoors that you cannot be learned indoors. Learning to see, to experience the landscape in real is part of “learning by doing” in which drawing, sketching, measuring plays a key role. In the long run pedagogy and didactics of fieldwork should be developed as domain-specific field of knowledge as part of design education in general. View Full-Text
Keywords: design education; learning by doing; education of vision; pedagogy and didactics; drawing and perception of form design education; learning by doing; education of vision; pedagogy and didactics; drawing and perception of form
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Fekete, A.; van den Toorn, M. Teaching Fieldwork in Landscape Architecture in European Context; Some Backgrounds and Organisation. Land 2021, 10, 237. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10030237

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