Research vs Practice in Education

I’ve previously written a bit on the balance of research vs practice in professional programs, and so I was quite pleased to see this post by Dori Tunstall tonight:

Design education focuses too much on “practice” and not enough on “research.” What I mean by that controversial statement is that is that design education does not engage students with open-ended processes where there is no clear problem let alone answer.

There are a number of good points here — take a look! The end of the semester is taking its toll on my free time, so I’ll leave further reflection for the future.