Experience of tradiational teaching methods in architectural design eduacation: "mimesis technique"

Yildirim T., ÖZEN YAVUZ A. , KIRCI N.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Türkiye, 1 - 04 Mayıs 2012, cilt.51, ss.234-238 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.151
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.234-238


Architectural design education aims creativity and differs from other education systems. Educational sciences consist of sub-discipline titles such as "education methods", "teaching techniques", "educational environment", "education tools" and "educational pshychology". In creavity education, it is necessary to use some of these components simultaneously. In the semester that was conducted in Gazi University, Department of Architecture, some of methods and techniques have been used sequential. Theoretical period was "narrating lecture", "discussion" and "ask a question" in data collection and evaluation. During the creativeness part of design education, "mimesis" technique has been tried. Contemporary design samples related to design problem have been shown and students were requested to be inspired from these examples for their new designs. At this stage, it is aimed to evaluate the progress in designing skills of students by using deductive mimesis technique. As conclusion, that technique is time saver and idea generator in creating new solutions. Inspiring from the main features of shown samples instead of imitate them, is utilizable method in architectural creavity education. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Ayse Cakir Ilhan.