The more the merrier?: Pedagogical considerations for group work and team projects in landscape architecture

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Mulley, Susan J.
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University of Guelph

This study explores the student experience of group projects in the School of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph. Through a survey of fifty-five students enrolled in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs in the Winter of 1998 the thesis examines student perceptions of the positive and negative aspects of group work, identifies problems and issues, and catalogues student suggestions for change. The thesis contextualizes the problems of group work in Landscape Architecture by situating them in a theoretical background, and provides an explanation of the complexities of group work as part of curriculum design. By providing a larger context for the issues of group work, and some recommendations for action, this study provides faculty and students with a clearer understanding of the pedagogical issues inherent in group work, and a foundation of information for group task instruction and design.

landscape architecture, group work, pedagogical issues, team projects, student perceptions