The dangerous assumption made by the council – that an individual is equipped to practice for life the day she/he receives the degree – is flawed.
A tangible solution to the problem calls for a stronger charter, and would involve a compact bond of confidence between these four stakeholders.
In the B.Arch. program, this Internship module has increasingly become a matter of concern. Its usefulness – as a reality or a formality – is under debate.
The delinking of internship from education is particularly relevant today, as architectural education is now far more diversified, and is no longer confined to designing and making buildings.
It is important to remember that all through life these kids have always been instructed and evaluated. In the process, most become doers and lack the ability to think for themselves. What they are taught in schools makes them problem-solvers and plan-makers – they understand the process of design as being linear.
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