Studio Teaching in Higher Education, the book Rick has been working on with his buddy Elizabeth Boling of Indiana University has arrived! They worked with colleagues Colin, Kennon and Katy over the past few years.The hardcover and softcover babies are here.

rick new book

Here’s what Routledge has to say about it: Well-established in some fields and still emerging in others, the studio approach to design education is an increasingly attractive mode of teaching and learning, though its variety of definitions and its high demands can make this pedagogical form somewhat daunting. Studio Teaching in Higher Education provides narrative examples of studio education written by instructors who have engaged in it, both within and outside the instructional design field. These multidisciplinary design cases are enriched by the book’s coverage of the studio concept in design education, heterogeneity of studio, commonalities in practice, and existing and emergent concerns about studio pedagogy. Prefaced by notes on how the design cases were curated and key perspectives from which the reader might view them, Studio Teaching in Higher Education is a supportive, exploratory resource for those considering or actively adapting a studio mode of teaching and learning to their own disciplines.



Everyone welcome up north

Up in Whitehorse, I’m having a great week with my parents. Mom and I popped in to say hello to Colette Acheson, ED at the Yukon Association for Community Living. I donated a couple of copies of Flourish: People with Disabilities Living Life with Passion, and learned about how the YACL is helping to create a community where everyone is welcome. Mom got very interested in the Odd Job Squad. Also learned that my co-author Dave Hingsburger (Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities) will be heading north in October to do some workshops. If you’re anywhere nearby, you’ve got to go see him. You will learn heaps!