Criticism as an educational tool in architecture
KünyeInceoglu, A (2015) 'Criticism as an educational tool in architecture' Keynote speech, Theory and History of Architecture Conference, ARCHTHEO 2015, Istanbul
Criticism is the basis of all education. Using tools as comparison, multiple answers, questioning what is told, searching for better explanations, speculation students mature intellectually. We need to ask the role of criticism in architectural education and specifically in the studio environment. According to the transformation of education which started 25 years ago and became the norm, we are focusing in learning not teaching. Thus, students are not vessels to put all the information into them; information is useless unless a student can apply it to problems (real life or not) – use it. There is a need even in the studio to develop new methods to facilitate learning using problem based learning, flipped learning, peer instruction and blended learning methods.