Analysis of Syllabi for Landscape Architectural Design Courses as Project-Based Classes and Improvement Strategies

프로젝트 기반 수업으로서의 조경설계 교과목 수업계획서 분석과 개선방안

Kim, Ah-Yeon

  • Received : 2016.01.12
  • Accepted : 2016.02.17
  • Published : 2016.02.29


A syllabus can be considered to be a masterplan for good educational results. This study tries to diagnose the current status of landscape architectural design education and suggest improvement strategies for better landscape design courses through the analysis of the syllabi of mid-level landscape design studio classes collected from the four-year undergraduate programs. The findings and suggestions are as follows. First, it is necessary to take advantage of a syllabus as a contract as well as a plan and a learning tool. Second, it is crucial to make more detailed statement from the perspectives of learners. Third, more customized components for design courses should be developed; the syllabus should give the structure of a design class as an integration and synthesis of other courses. Fourth, it is necessary to increase the interrelationship and relevance among the components, especially between course objectives and evaluation criteria, and course activities and references. Fifth, a syllabus needs to function as a communication tool in a flexible manner. Sixth, a syllabus needs to give a comprehensive information about the site and the design project. Finally, instructors need to introduce a set of detailed evaluation rubrics or criteria acceptable to students in order to increase the fairness and transparency of the evaluation.


Instruction Design;Landscape Design Education;Studio Pedagogy


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