Maureen Mitton and Shelley Pecha, faculty members in the Department of Art and Design, have had a submission accepted for presentation at the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, in March 2010. The professors’ presentation is a teaching forum entitled “Blogging Through the Curriculum: A Tool for Assessment, Self Reflection and Writing Across the Curriculum.”
Based on research in writing across the curriculum, student self-reflection, active learning and assessment, the authors have instituted the use of student blogs in a range of interior design courses. Beginning at the foundation level and continuing in courses as diverse as Construction Documentation, and Senior Capstone Thesis, their students are required to create blogs based on clear and focused direction from instructors. This presentation will showcase their methods, practices and findings.