Collaborative Learning in Graphic Design Education

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The characteristic of good practices in the socio-cultural classification includes honesty, bravery, objectivity and cooperative values. Most culture put high value in the concept of “we” -ness, and thus collaboration has become a culture by itself. Whilst, learning is a part of community growth, collaborative learning can become a synergy for advancement. This paper aims to explore the functions of collaborative learning in graphic design, from the process of ideation, technique and expression. Looking at how the practice of collaborative learning can enhance the quality of education, enrich personal experience, develop critical thinking for students, while promoting interpersonal skills in tolerance, compromise, and flexibility.


Keywords: Collaborative Learning, Design Education, Design Practice
Stream: Aesthetics, Design
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , Collaborative Learning in Graphic Design Education


Dr. Tjetjep Rohendi Rohidi

Lecturer, Post-Graduate Studies Department
Faculty of Arts, Sulltan Idris Education University

Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia

Completed BA and DRS in Art Education in Art Education in Institute of Teaching and Education Bandung , Indonesia, Completed MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology in Universitas Indonesia. Currently lecturing in the Post-Graduate Studies Dept. Faculty of Arts, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia, Lectured in Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Teachers Education Institute (IKIP) Semarang, Indonesia. Lecturer in the Masters and Doctoral program, Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia. Visiting Lecturer, for Post-Graduate Anthropology Studies Program, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia. Writer of numerous educational books, articles, journals, manuscripts and involved in art exhibitions, solo and group.

Syed Osman Syed Yusoff

Lecturer, Visual communication Program
Faculty of Arts, Sultan Idris University of Education

Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia

I teach Graphic Design in the university, my interest is in practice-based research in art, branding in advertising, and photography. I have worked in the USA and Kuwait as a designer/art director, taught in four higher institutions in Graphic Design and Advertising including in Massey University in New Zealand. Prior to teaching, I was a practitioner in the local and international advertising agencies, including AlHamad Advertising in Kuwait. International papers presented include, AUC Conference-On the Road to Sustainable Excellence Communicating across the Curriculum 2005, American University in Egypt, International Conference on the Indigenous People 2005, International Conference on "Quality in Education" organize by UPSI - UPI.

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