Principal Researcher, Design Research Associates; Lecturer, Sydney University and the College of Fine Art (University of UNSW).

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
I can See but I don’t Understand it! Investigating Visual Literacy Skills and Learning Styles among Higher Education Design Students
Arianne Rourke,

A theoretical paper discussing a proposed research project that aims to investigate levels of visual literacy and predominant learning modality among undergraduate design students.

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Investigating Visual Literacy Levels and Predominant Learning Modality Among Undergraduate Design Students in Australia: Preliminary Findings
Arianne Rourke,

This research investigates design students’ levels of visual literacy and predominant learning modality in order to assist educators towards developing appropriate teaching materials and strategies for teaching design history.

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Look Before You Leap: Testing Some Assumptions on Visual Literacy and Predominant Learning Modalities of Undergraduate Design Students in Australia and New Zealand
Arianne Rourke,

This paper discusses theories of visual literacy and assumptions about students’ predominant learning styles in higher education and reports experimental research conducted to investigate these factors.

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Visual Literacy Levels and Predominant Learning Modality among First Year Design Students: The Influence of Teaching Intervention
Arianne Rourke,

A study of first year undergraduate design students visual literacy skills and learning style modalities and the effect of teacher intervention.

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Threshold Concept: Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks to Learning Design History and Colour Theory in Higher Education
Arianne Rourke,

The five characteristics of threshold concepts put forward by Meyer and Land (2003) will be applied to teaching novices design history and teaching colour theory.

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The Shillito Design School: Australia’s Link with the Bauhaus

This paper examines the patterns of similarity between the Shillito Design School in Sydney and the Bauhaus in terms of the elements and principles of design.

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Extreme Plagiarism: The Rise of the e-Idiot?

A troubling new development in higher education is extreme plagiarism, practised by a small cohort of students dubbed e-Idiots, who appear intent on plagiarizing their way to graduation.

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Published online: December 18, 2014

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