CCI Research and Innovation Conference: Creative Exchanges, Interactions and Inspirations

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Presentation Title: Tutor training for architect-educators: twinning, observation, reflection and testing


Staff development and training for architect-educators is very limited.
There is debate about how studio-based architecture courses should be taught in higher education following news reports about bullying at UCL’s architecture school.
However, this is not a new challenge.
This short presentation looks back 20 years to the only known tutor training programme in UK architecture education, run by the University of East London, which taught aspiring tutors how to teach using four key approaches:
· Twinning
· Observation
· Reflection
· Testing
Commencing in 1996 and lasting until approximately 2002, this largely unknown tutor training programme is an interesting case study which will reveal how architect-educators, and educators from other creative professional disciplines, can be supported in their professional development as teachers.
Period4 Jul 2023
Event typeConference
LocationPortsmouth, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • United Kingdom architecture education
  • Testing
  • Reflection
  • Observation
  • Twinning