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“I never even knew that I needed teacher training. And now that I have had it with StudioBlended, I cannot believe just how much it changed my life - the technique, the pedagogy, the human resilience.” Patricia Samora, full professor architecture and urbanism, PUC Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“I always thought teaching was so strict, but you made me realise that you can actually enjoy teaching so much - and it even makes more sense, people learn more and learn better. I feel so grateful.

You (Tikvah) are an amazing professional, and this is an awesome product”.
Tannya Pico, PhD candidate from Quito, Ecuador, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Oway parcel arriving, ready to be opened. Photo: Breimer 2022

Thank you for your interest in StudioBlended and the resilience course for your university teachers.

At StudioBlended we love to have our feet on the ground, and look for the controversy, the cutting edge. For instance, in our participatory action research in an event in the Conference on the Future of Europe, we aim to ignite dialogue and debate on resilience and the (non)sense of teacher training in the South of Europe (with cross overs to Latin America).

Whatever your ideological background, or educational take, or experience with blended curricula, we believe the resilience course is a wonderful journey for your university teachers.

A key strength of StudioBlended is that we can come alongside, right where you and your team are, and work incrementally from there. We can begin where you are, and go with you to a new track, without needing a very large program which requires a long procurement process or large investment of technical staff at each faculty for several years. We offer a quality personalized product.

What is more, we only work directly in the technical field of your lecturers. In that way, taking a teacher qualification feels less like a side-step, and is, from the start, applicable to your lecturer’s actual teaching practice. The learning is also more effective in this way, as our teacher trainer speaks right to the imagination of your lecturers by using illustrations from their field, such as architecture, or work formats that make complete sense for their teaching, such as in climate.

We love to stay light between people in the client organisation, as opposed to becoming all immersed, since this greatly enhances the quality of the independent consultancy we can give. We simply, with a highly personal and tailored approach, develop the capacity of your academic lecturer and enable him or her to reach a completely new track in terms of resilience. He or she will develop both technical and pedagogical resilience, the ability to design for up to a decade, and resilience as a human capability.

Find our five options for the resilience course for your team, with quotation templates, in our newly launched Brochure options for the resilience course for your team 2021-2022 [forthcoming]

Our resilience course intends to be complementary to any existing teacher training that may already be present at your university. We stay light, agile and move out again, but not before we have helped to set your lecturers on a new, resilient, track for all their courses.


Technical perfection: the pencil (Philippe D'Averio). Photo Breimer. Analogy explanation by Antonio Maesano, technical architect.

The resilience course develops your lecturers’ capacity in our unique ‘open building framework for technical course design’, developed by Breimer over the past decade.

Much like a pencil is technically perfect, an analogy by the Italian Philippe D’Averio, Breimer’s open building framework for course design, is technically perfect.

What is technical perfection? It means that it keeps its qualities in whatever context. If you throw it in water, and allow it to dry it can still write. Should you keep it for a decade, and then try it again: it writes. It is perfect. Which is why it is not further developed, you just see variations of pencils, no difference in the original design. It is already technically perfect.


'The Orchideorama is composed of ten "flower tree" structures, which can be built individually, allowing the system to grow or respond to uncertainties, such as budgetary constraints, construction problems, or political decisions. Different areas are intended for small temporary gardens, orchids, exotic and tropical flowers, and for birds or butterflies.'
100 Contemporary Wood Buildings. Philip Jodidio. 2021. P. 418


As such, Breimer’s approach to courses also stands out, for being grounded in a pragmatic idealist and ‘fit for purpose’ approach.

Breimer first encountered the term ‘fit for purpose‘ from education in land administration, and here it refers to the cadastre. The ‘fit for purpose’ methodology emerged due to the problems with existing land administration approaches outside Europe. Cadastral mapping and land registration activities are often slow, expensive, and reliant on a few skilled professionals. The aim is to achieve complete coverage and overview as a first pass. It is not about focusing solely on accurate measurements. It is about getting a complete documentation and identification of all land and improving over time, via legal requirements, enhancing spatial accuracy, and institutional processes (Unger & Bennett).

Likewise, the open building framework developed by Breimer, is ‘fit for purpose’ and able to give your lecturers the overall framework that will be solid ground for decades to come - even if StudioBlended moves out, or conditions change.

The resilience course trains your lecturers in a unique ‘form aids function’ methodology that was exclusively developed to maturity for over a decade, by Tikvah Breimer (MSc MEd MSc), and brings the open building framework to life, in actual design.

‘Form aids function’ is a wordplay on ‘form follows function’ from architecture, and refers to the 25 formats and lenses that our finite resilience methodology offer. This enables the lecturer to begin using the ‘form aids function’ format/lens, and feel how the functionality of it is starting to work for him or her. Reading into evidence-based, or deep practitioners-based background material can come later, playfully and organically. First our teacher trainer equips your lecturer with technique and the essence of pedagogy.

Discover our unique StudiOpedia. 25 modules, a finite methodology, that finds maturity over time. Tune in to our free Audio Podcasts to get a feel of what the StudiOpedia is all about, and how it can equip your lecturers in the ability to improvise, and develop resilience in these times of lockdowns.

Sketches of the Orchideorama in Medellin, Plan B architects. Envisioning, understanding dimensions, crafting  are all best done by hand according to the philosopher Senett 2008, and our course and atelier include a lot of hand- crafting, and try to stay away from the laptop for the most time possible. Find Breimer’s discussion based on the rooftop atelier of Istanbul Technical University, in the paper Envisioning Blended Higher Education in Post lockdown Europe.

We have five options for taking the resilience course, to offer you maximum flexibility, and the ability to make your own design to meet your own needs.

Curious about this? Feel free to have an open dialogue with our StudioBlended lead, senior consultant and teacher trainer, Tikvah Breimer (MSc MEd MSc). To tell us about your team, express what you need, and envision options. Tikvah Breimer, will suggest which of our five options for the resilience course are most fit for your purpose.

tikvah@studioblended.com

We are here especially for you. Keep asking: does it make sense? #StudioBlended Simplicity and Resilience up to a decade. This is your day, in your life - enjoy every moment.



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