Salama, Ashraf. 2005. Skill-based / Knowledge-based Architectural Pedagogies: An Argument for Creating Humane Environments.
Keynote Address presented at the 7th Intl Conference on Humane Habitat-ICHH-05 - The International Association of Humane Habitat at Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India, January 29-31, 2005.
This paper argues for a more responsive architectural pedagogy that enables future architects to create humane environments and that emerges from and responds to societal, cultural, and environmental needs. A critical analysis of a number of thematic issues is provided to delineate the gaps between skill-based and knowledge-based pedagogies in the educational process of architecture. The paper provides a number of scenarios that help bridge these gaps while integrating knowledge contents necessary for creating humane environments .