Ready to start a 21st century of architectural higher education

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Abstract

At the Antwerp meeting of the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA, March 2003) the need was felt to get a European-wide insight in the current situation of Architectural Higher Education, especially in relation to the Bologna process and the emerging Knowledge-Based Society. It was decided that each ENHSA Task Force would question the schools as to both the current situation and expected future trends. Each school received one package of questionnaires. In total 130 packages were sent and 52 were returned (40%). In 51 cases had the Curriculum Questionnaire be completed (39%). The returned questionnaires cover Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Europe (Table 1). We are grateful that so many representatives of the Architectural Schools took part in this survey. In this presentation we will summarise the results of the Curriculum Task Force. The management of the ENHSA made the subject ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) part of the inquiry of the Task Force on Mobility. However, it is the opinion of the working group on Curriculum that ECTS is also an essential means to design a curriculum, make it transparent, and make the workload of students the starting point for discussions on the content of curricula. The inquiry on the content of the curriculum that started in 2002 is not included in this presentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShaping the European higher architectural education area
EditorsC. Spiridonidis, M. Voyatzaki
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
Pages55-68
ISBN (Print)2-930301-14-7
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameTransactions on Architectural Education
Volume18

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    Doevendans, C. H., & Bronswijk, van, J. E. M. H. (2003). Ready to start a 21st century of architectural higher education. In C. Spiridonidis, & M. Voyatzaki (Eds.), Shaping the European higher architectural education area (pp. 55-68). (Transactions on Architectural Education; Vol. 18). Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.