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Pages: 1588-1594
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

RELEVANCE OF MANUAL DRAFTING IN DESIGN STUDIO EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: COVENANT UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS PERSPECTIVE

In the midst of a globalized world characterized by deployment of information computer technology (ICT) in all spheres of learning and practice, architectural students very often find themselves at the centre of two opposing forces existing as a result of past or present contrasting cultures and architectures, along with their attendant values and methods of expression. One of such is the insistent by some schools of architecture in Nigeria that undergraduate student’s design studio courses must be done through manual drafting. However, it is observed that students have strongly resisted this policy. Thus, this paper evaluated the relevance of manual drafting in the training of architecture students in design studio education. Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria was purposively selected for this study. Data was collected by means of structured questionnaires administered to undergraduate students from the second year to the fourth in the 2013/2014 academic session. Data obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results showed that majority of students are of the view that manual drafting is no longer relevant. The following reasons were adduced: less accuracy, time consuming, editing of corrected design is cumbersome; less versatile and does not promote creative and explorative abilities. The paper suggests that the use of manual drafting should not be completely discarded in the training of undergraduate architecture students, but juxtaposed with digital drafting.
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author = {Alagbe, O. and Aderonmu, P. and Opoko, A. and Oluwatayo, A. and Dare-Abel, O.},
title = {RELEVANCE OF MANUAL DRAFTING IN DESIGN STUDIO EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: COVENANT UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS PERSPECTIVE},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN14 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-0557-3},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {7-9 July, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {1588-1594}}
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SN - 978-84-617-0557-3/2340-1117
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O. Alagbe, P. Aderonmu, A. Opoko, A. Oluwatayo, O. Dare-Abel (2014) RELEVANCE OF MANUAL DRAFTING IN DESIGN STUDIO EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: COVENANT UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS PERSPECTIVE, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 1588-1594.
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