Week 4: Welcome

Hi all, on this Week 4 we will be reflecting our learning experience for the last three weeks. Firstly I will collect your thoughts which you have kindly submitted every week and provide week-by-week summary. From here we draw a common understanding of what we understand about digital architecture. Subsequently we will be looking at theories, concepts and models of digital in architecture. I think it is really important to pause and reflect on what we have learnt so far to bring us up on the same level of understanding.

Note: If you don’t agree with the summary, feel free to leave your thoughts at the bottom of this page.

Here are the materials:

DG_W4_Theories concepts and models_Part 1 low
DG_W4_Theories concepts and models_Part 2 low

And here is the link for discussion:


Link to our collective glossary as mentioned on the ppt as follow:


Supporting material(s):

The Pedagogical Meanings of an Experimental Mock-up of bla

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Week 3: Discussion

Input materials for discussion is as follow:

FABRICATE 2017 excerpt, page 286-293: The Armadillo Vault.

BRG link: https://block.arch.ethz.ch/brg/project/armadillo-vault-venice-italy

Virtual walk through can be accessed through this link: https://www.zitronenwolf.com/rundgaenge/projekte/161123_ETH_BlockResearch/index.php

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/w6PPGqVp4EA


How does dialectics between academia and industry exhibited in this project?

How did the conversation between academia and industry in design stages contribute to advancement of the project (and design field)?

As usual, leave you thoughts in the forum at the bottom of this post. If (only if) you have problems submitting it, send it to me via email with the format: DG_W3_D_Student ID_Name. 

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Week 3: Welcome

Hi all, welcome to week 3 of the module. This week we are exploring digital design practice and research. What I would like you to consider is that how dialectics between academia and practitioners have shaped the way we now think-draw-make. Here are the materials, please spend more reading time this week through the downloadable FABRICATE 2017 book and the input text for discussion.

W3 practice and research_Part 1 of 2

W3 practice and research_Part 2 of 2

Link to Week 3 discussion is as follow:


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PGCHE CRJ Week 6: Reflective Teaching Practice & Learning Conversations II

1. What have you learned this week about face-to-face teaching practice in HE?
From other peers’ teaching practice, I learnt that a clear structure of session is really important. I also notice that my peers are very confident on delivering materials, which I find myself lacking at. Students engagement is also issues which are always occur, and lecturers should be equipped to deal with this situation impromptu. Bloom’s taxonomy is also a useful scheme to reflect on our teaching practices.

2. How did you learn this?
From peers’ micro-teach session, the learning conversation forms of my own micro teach sessions and my peers’ review on my session.

3. What supported you to do that?
The draft of the learning conversations and discussions in the online forum related to mine and others also supported the decision. During webinar also I made an executive decision that I needed to create my session in Indonesia, where I am in lieu of online learning I am currently involve in.

4. What have you learned this week about the practice of supporting student learning in HE?
Although session is carefully crafted and planned, it is important to have a back-up plan in terms of materials, activities and also IT issues. Re-iterating LOs at the end of session also seems to be a good practice.

5. How has your understanding of this changed from doing this week’s topic and activities?
Developing a reflective practice is a good way to improve our teaching skills, as well as documenting strategies which work and did not work for future reference.

6. What has challenged you about doing this?
Being over criticising my own practice I think it is pretty normal, however I should not dwell on small details and focus on a big picture on how I can improve my teaching skill.

7. What has surprised you?
Peer’s review on my session (which I thought was not good) appeared to be in contradiction with my personal observations.

8. What has this taught you about your strengths in your practice in supporting student learning?
I have a clear aim in mind and good method of delivering the LOs.

9. What actions can you identify from this that you could take to further develop your practice of supporting student learning in face-to-face teaching in the future?
In terms of execution, I am still lacking of the skills. I hope by practicing and reflecting it will be improved.

10. How well do you think you have achieved the stated learning outcomes for this week? Is there anything else you could do to achieve these?
I think it went OK. The stated learning outcomes could have been achieved with better preparation, but due to my unique circumstances, I think it went as well as it could.

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Week 2: Welcome

Hi all, here is our Week 2 materials. This week we look at historical background of digital architecture to be able to scrutinise the proliferation of digital design tools. I have compiled decade-by-decade key events and influential figures. It is hoped that once we looked backward we will understand how designer can tap into potentials of technology in the past, to be able to critically inform the future.

There is no embedded audio in this week’s material:

NBU_Digi_W2_Final_No Audio

Links to discussion are as follow:

Discussion 1: https://miatedjosaputro.com/2020/03/04/week-2-discussion-1/

Discussion 2: https://miatedjosaputro.com/2020/03/04/week-2-discussion-2/

Make sure you sign in to both discussions, which will mark your attendance this week.

Supporting materials are as follow, others please refer to references on the ppt slides:

The Fun Palace

The Architectural Relevance of Cybernetics

Man-Computer Symbiosis
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PGCHE CRJ Week 5: Theories of Learning

1. How do these activities you have done recently to support your students’ learning relate to the theoretical approaches in the ‘Learning Theories Table Summary’, and their assumptions and implications for practice?
My recent practice does not seem to fit exactly into one of the theories. I guess most educators’ also do not fit exactly to one, but instead a mixture of these four established theories. However, I found that experiential is the closest to my field, in particular the use of my own experience.

2. Which theoretical approaches does your own practice tend to favour, in your own context of supporting student learning? How and why?
As mentioned, Kolb’s experiential learning as this theory seems to be most relevant to architectural studies. For instance, the use of design precedents (case studies) is commonly used to facilitate learning. Critical reflection of these case studies, informed with personal observations.

3. How might this relate to your choices in your design and delivery of your micro-teach activity for your EDU710 Assignment 1? (NB in later weeks it could be useful to apply this question and the ones below to your evaluation of your colleagues’ micro-teach sessions also)
With the limited time of micro-teach activity, design of activities is carefully planned. Encouraging students to critically reflect on tasks, by using an online peer evaluation is due to be tested. A nod to the experiential theory. In addition, related to other theoretical approaches, behaviourism approach also provide a consideration of interaction with the environment, in this micro-teach session case is the other learners. From the cognitive theories, materials are to be presented in ways that grab attention. And from humanistic approach, emphasising on student-centred approaches by facilitating students-led discussions.

4. Where might there be gaps in your practice (e.g. in terms of the approaches you tend to use and theoretical approaches that underpin them)?
The assumption in experiential approach whereby new experience is evaluated against prior experience is something I would like to consider in the future. Starting a session eliciting what students know and then closing the session with addressing new knowledge gained during the class.

5. What ideas does this prompt for you to make more use of theoretical approaches and associated teaching practices which you tend not to utilise, in order to expand and develop your practice of supporting student learning in the future?
Breaking tasks down into small components. I tend to overload students with new knowledge, and the practice of reminding students of prior learning will help to promote a meaningful learning.

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PGCHE EDU710 Assignment 1 Practice Class: Materials

Due to the fact that I am unable to record my students in China (as we started the semester on distance learning) with the support of friends and family; I am recording a session in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Here are the slides:

PGCHE teaching practice slides low

And here are the supporting  materials:

Group 1

Group 2 

 Group 3

Link to the peer evaluation, click here.

Online forum discussion can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Week 1: About the module and important notions

Hi all, here are the materials for this Week 1. First part explains about this module (aims and objectives, learning outcomes etc). The second part gives a brief introduction through my writing in terms of digital design pedagogy, click here to download the paper. There are audio embedded on the files so please click of the “play button” icon.

NBU_Digi_W1_Part 1

NBU_Digi_W1_Part 2

Attached is the Harvard referencing guide for academic writing, for the essay submission. If you have a different existing referencing guide you have been using during your study, let me know and we can discuss.

Harvard referencing guide

Week 1 Discussion:

What are major changes in terms of the way architects think, make and design?
How did the relational value between design tools and designers shift?
What did you know about digital architecture which previously you didn’t know?

Leave your thoughts at the bottom of this post (online forum widget).

Supporting materials (6 case studies mentioned on the paper) can be found here:

1- a new representational ecosystem bla

2- spaceship architecture2- spaceship architecture

3- the nine square grid

4- remote studio site

5- digital culture bla

6- vase

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