GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
ARTICULATE PROBLEM SOLVING in ARCHITECTURAL CREATIVITY/5211355
Course Title: ARTICULATE PROBLEM SOLVING in ARCHITECTURAL CREATIVITY
Credits 3 ECTS 7.5
Semester 1 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  English
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
   Inst. Dr. Ece KUMKALE AÇIKGÖZ
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
   http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/ecekumkale
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  ecekumkale@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
To establish a critical view of the meanings of architectural products/entities within their comprehensive scope, comprising the entire interdiscipli
To empose and encourage systematic articulation during the creative problem solving process by introducing a set of methods and tools of ideation and
To encourage active attention to everyday problems with an architectural point of view to research content, relate them and to porpose a solution.
To collect and adopt a set of means that can function in all sorts of problem solving after the course; by being able to articulate the know-how of p
Developing an autonomous and indivually mastered method of structuring the problem solving process in architectural praxis.




 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
   The mode of delivery of this course is Face to face. The final presentations and researches may be conducted in group working.
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
   There is no prerequisite or co-requisite to this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
   M.533: METHODOLOGY PROBLEMS IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNING / M.534: DESIGN AND EVALUATION PROBLEMS IN ARCHITECTURE / M.633: DESIGN PROCESS AND THOUGHT / M.639: CONTEXT OF THEORY-PRACTICE ON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / M.644: DECISION MAKING METHODS IN ARCHITECTURAL SHAPING
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week   Introduction to the course and its outline
2. Week   Presenting the existentialist phenomenological point of view for the relationship between creative act and architecture.
3. Week   Discussions on “Architecture, Meaning and Place.” Presenting a general perspective of the relationship between problem solving and creativ
4. Week   Discussions on the assignment findings. Presenting the relationship between creativity and assessment, assigning a critique of the assessment techniq
5. Week   Discussions on the assignment findings. Presenting a viewpoint on the role of articulation in creative act. Assigning a commentary on the personal me
6. Week   Discussions on the assignment findings. Presenting the viewpoints on the direct relationship between creative act and learning, specifying sample app
7. Week  Discussion’s on the assignment findings. Presenting a viewpoint on systematizing the creative act through articulation of content and decisions.
8. Week   Discussing the applicability of the research findings to design problems. Assigning the individual problem depiction to experience the systematizatio
9. Week   Mid-term exam and discussing the depicted problems, and problem solving phases of understanding, comprehending, and proposing.
10. Week   Exploring the projections of the selected techniques to answer the posed questions.
11. Week   Discussing probable proposals and criteria of originality. Assigning a set of criteria for self-evaluation of the explicated meaning of the problem
12. Week   Employing ideation techniques to produce further connections and proposal alternatives. Assigning the first draft of the final paper.
13. Week   Discussion on the originality of proposals over their internal evaluation criteria.
14. Week   Oral presentations of final paper.
15. Week  
16. Week  
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
   . Csikzentmihalyi, M. and Csikzentmihalyi, I. S. (Eds.) (1998) Optimal Experience: Psychological Studies of Flow in Consciousness, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press . Dale H. S., Barry J. Z. (eds.) (1998) Self-Regulated Learning: From teaching to Self-Reflective Practice, New York and London: The Guilford Press. . Dewey, J. (1958) Art As Experience. New York: Capricorn Books, G. P. Putnam's Sons. . Koestler, A. (1964) The Act of Creation. New York: The Macmillan Company. . Kolb, D. A. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. . Norberg-Schulz, C. (1965) Intentions in Architecture. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT. . Norberg-Schulz, C. (1971) Existence, Space and Architecture. New York: Praeger. . Norberg-Schulz, C. (1988) Architecture: Meaning and Place: Selected Essays, (New York: Electa/Rizolli. . Rapoport, A. (1990) The Meaning of the Built Environment: A Nonverbal Communication Approach. T
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
   Lecture, Question & Answer, Demonstration, group-working, brainstorming
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  Not Applicable
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
1
20
 Assignment
1
40
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
0
0
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
0
0
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
60
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
40
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
14
2
28
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
14
1
14
 Reading
14
4
56
 Searching in Internet and Library
14
3
42
 Designing and Applying Materials
8
2
16
 Preparing Reports
2
3
6
 Preparing Presentation
3
3
9
 Presentation
1
3
3
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
2
2
4
 Final and Studying for Final
3
3
9
 Other
0
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
187
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
7.48
 ECTS: 
7.5
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
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2
3
4
5
1Has the advanced knowledge and understanding necessary for providing the basic work on area of architecture, planning and design on the basis of competencies gained at the undergraduate level.X
2Has a critical awareness of the problems related to the nature of the information, sources of information and the production and testing of knowledge through interfaces in between. Architecture / planning / design and the other fields.X
3Manages and converts the earned knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills in new environments, outside the usual, broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary areas that may be above context, complex or unpredictable working or learning contextsX
4Has the specialized problem-solving skills which are necessary to develop new knowledge and methods in the Related research field and to integrate information coming from different areas.X
5Defines an academic study. Executes it with a critical and an independent manner. Academic dialogue is conducted for critical and categorical results. Presents and publishes papers at national and international congresses and media.X
6Contributes to the practical knowledge and applications of the teams working at the filed on the related research area and /or assume responsibilities for reviewing the strategic performance.X
7Mesleki yüksek lisansta mesleki uygulama yeterliliği için geçerli sertifikasyonu kazanmak için gerekli yetkinliklere sahiptir.X
8Show that he/she can develop dialectical thinking on social norms and relationships, and leads to change.X
9Knows and uses at least one foreign language, at least European Language Portfolio B2 General Level, together with information on the required level of computer software and communication technologies as an interactively.X
10Being aware of the social and ethical responsibilities arising from the implementation of information and decisions he/she makes, handles complex cases and integrates knowledge and produces decisions with incomplete or limited informationX
11Develops strategies, policies and implementation plans on the related field and evaluates the results obtained from the work in the framework of quality processes.X