PROCESS ORIENTED GUIDED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AS AN INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHOD IN LIGHTING EDUCATION IN ARCHITECTURE
JES. Journal of Engineering Sciences
As acknowledged, exterior lighting brings its own unique elements to the nighttime scene. The exterior lighting designer's challenge is to define and enhance the building appearance, thus adding ambiance to the exterior night scene. This pedagogical study aims at evaluating the experience of the application of Experiential learning method in lighting education in architecture as it presents the lessons learned during and the outcomes of the International Lighting Design Workshop held in
... hop held in Kronach, Germany. The workshop is part of the preparations of a lighting festival held annually called "KRONACH leuchtet" or "Kronach in Lights". The workshop covers both theoretical parts and practical experiences. The workshop targets undergraduate and postgraduate students. To achieve the aim of the workshop, the participants were involved in a process oriented "Experiential Learning" approach. The use of modern and innovative educational technology and Experiential learning in lighting education is valuable in conducting efficient training and professional induction of participants. The detected findings of this paper could help those involved in teaching lighting courses as the experience of using the Experiential Approach method shows promising character of its application in the lighting education. It can be used to improve the communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills of participants. Meanwhile, the paper offers relevant methods of introducing future architects to the study of lighting in architecture.