Presentation Title

Applying Concepts, Knowledge and Skills in Academic Programs

Location

BUL150

Start Date

8-16-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

8-16-2018 12:20 PM

Description

This session highlights three different strategies for having students apply concepts, knowledge and skills in the classroom. Participants will come away with ideas for incorporating these strategies into their own courses.

Garth Woodruff: “Creative, Semester-long Projects and Their Evaluation”

Tom Lowing, Ariel Solis: “Curricular Integration Using Design Thinking Methods”

The profession of architecture integrates curricular goals into a design thinking strategy. Architects and educators apply critical thinking skills to evaluate outcomes using a studio environment as a common point of reference. Faculty will present how the school has used these methods to integrate subject matter from a variety of topical lecture courses. Participants can investigate how a variety of courses and faculty can relate and integrate an understanding of primary principles and their application into the more comprehensive curricular knowledge base.

Lee Olson: "Evaluating Practical Skills using a Multi-station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)"

Biography

Garth Woodruff grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. Taking horticulture classes at a local community college helped spark his interest in landscaping and encouraged him to go to the University of Maryland to join the landscape architecture program. In 1996, he completed his BT in horticulture/landscape design at Andrews University. While pursuing his degree at Andrews, he started his own landscape design/build firm called Second Nature. He moved the company back to Northern Virginia to be closer to family and to raise a family of his own. After running Second Nature for 17 years, he decided to take a break and pursue new interests back at Andrews University. At Andrews, Garth teaches courses for the horticulture and landscape design degrees, bringing his years of practical experience to the classroom. Outside of his career, Garth is a husband to his high school sweetheart, and together they raise two boys. They are an active, outdoor family, avid sailors, tri-athletes and altogether adventurers.

Tom Lowing brings over 15 years of experience in professional practice and continues in consulting roles as a licensed architect, LEED-AP and member of the AIA. In addition, he has over 15 years of teaching experience, integrating technology and design in numerous courses and independent study at all levels in the program. These combined experiences serve as a bridge to his role as an educator in the profession and practice of architecture. A graduate school concentration in building sciences and a thesis project in energy conscious design formed the basis for continued applications of sustainable design principles. Applied research with student independent studies and student competition entries for ACSA and USGBC sponsored sustainable design projects has allowed Tom to continue to develop expertise in energy conservation strategies for building design.

With seven years of professional experience using BIM (Building Information Modeling) and five years of construction experience, Ariel Solis has developed expertise in design and the use of computer technology in architectural education. While at ALDS Architecture & Design, and ADL Architecture, he was involved in projects ranging from high-end residential to restaurants, hotels and religious buildings where proficiency was gained utilizing Autodesk Revit Architecture for design development and construction documents. Ariel shares the values of the School of Architecture & Interior Design and is involved in community projects assisting the Architecture Mission Group (AMG) in Berrien Springs, Michigan, overseeing the design development and construction documents on projects using Revit Architecture.

Lee Olson is associate professor of physical therapy at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He joined the Andrews faculty in 2002. Lee graduated from Walla Walla College with a Bachelor of Science in education in 1978. He earned a Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in 1984 and a Master of Science in physical therapy from Andrews University in 2001. Lee is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the neurology section of the APTA. He teaches the neurology courses for Andrews.

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Aug 16th, 10:00 AM Aug 16th, 12:20 PM

Applying Concepts, Knowledge and Skills in Academic Programs

BUL150

This session highlights three different strategies for having students apply concepts, knowledge and skills in the classroom. Participants will come away with ideas for incorporating these strategies into their own courses.

Garth Woodruff: “Creative, Semester-long Projects and Their Evaluation”

Tom Lowing, Ariel Solis: “Curricular Integration Using Design Thinking Methods”

The profession of architecture integrates curricular goals into a design thinking strategy. Architects and educators apply critical thinking skills to evaluate outcomes using a studio environment as a common point of reference. Faculty will present how the school has used these methods to integrate subject matter from a variety of topical lecture courses. Participants can investigate how a variety of courses and faculty can relate and integrate an understanding of primary principles and their application into the more comprehensive curricular knowledge base.

Lee Olson: "Evaluating Practical Skills using a Multi-station Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)"