Teaching landscape construction as part of a holistic design process
The construction is generally the last phase of the design process, and definitely plays an important role for the project’s success after realisation. Nevertheless, it is not always easy to simulate this phase in a purely academic environment and outside of real practice. Although it is a usual academic custom to teach landscape construction in specific modules and courses, the strong interrelation between the conceptual phase of design and the execution planning means that the construction process is very relevant to ensure satisfying design results. Hence, landscape construction has to be seen as a part of a holistic design process, creating sustainable design solutions in various contexts, respecting complex spatial frame conditions as well as particular cultural and social identities.
This ambition raises a couple of methodical and didactic questions: how can the creative process of landscape design and the outcomes of its different phases be described? How can the awareness of students for complexity and holistic thinking be trained? Which approved and innovative teaching methods are suitable? Which teaching elements, especially regarding landscape transformation and construction, can be implemented?
The book chapter tries to give some answers to these questions. It begins with the general approach of interpreting landscape transformation as a circular process. The second section will discuss different methods of teaching landscape construction, most specifically the relationship and the interaction between deductive/inductive teaching and learning approaches. Finally, the implementation of the methodology in landscape education is shown and elaborated upon through different types of typical academic contents and students’ work results.
- Beiträge in Monografien, Sammelwerken, Schriftenreihen
- Teaching landscape construction as part of a holistic design process
- The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape. Edited by Karsten Jorgensen, Nilgül Karadeniz, Elke Mertens and Richard Stiles
- ISBN 978-0-8153-8052-8
- Prof. Ingrid Schegk
- Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
- Schegk, I. (2019): Teaching landscape construction as part of a holistic design process. The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape. Edited by Karsten Jorgensen, Nilgül Karadeniz, Elke Mertens and Richard Stiles, S. 341-358.