Engaging students to engage

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Johannes Novy
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/88
Language English Pages 4 P. 72-75 File size 561 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2019-088011
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This short essay will present some reflections about my experience as instructor of the course ‘Contemporary City’ during my stay as visiting professor at the Politecnico di Milano in 2013. Rather than spoonfeeding students with content knowledge, my approach to teaching the course was characterized by a strong emphasis on active-learning pedagogies as well as the development of students’ critical thinking abilities while also stressing the importance to attend to, and engage with, the multiplicity of urban contexts and experiences in today’s globalized - or at least increasingly globalising - world.

Keywords: Higher education; built environment disciplines; critical thinking

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Johannes Novy, Engaging students to engage in "TERRITORIO" 88/2019, pp 72-75, DOI: 10.3280/TR2019-088011