Challenging Practice is an independent-learning programme that supports built environment professionals to engage with inclusive and sustainable urban development.

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The course is based on principles of socially engaged and experiential learning. Its pedagogy is grounded in theories of situated knowledge and reflective practice, and places a strong emphasis on the ethical component of engaged learning.

The Challenging Practice course is in three stages:

FRAMING – The first stage of the programme provides you with an overview of the knowledge and approaches required to work with and for vulnerable groups in an urban context. It includes a series of readings in the form of a Handbook and a live two-day seminar that allows you to explore key concepts with others through scenario-based and role-play exercises.

ACTING – The second stage of the course involves learning through action in urban environments where issues of equity and inclusivity are at stake, in the form of either a workshop or a work placement. The aim is to offer you a live immersion into critical and collaborative modes of built environment practice so that you can develop new skills and learn from experience.

REFLECTING – The final stage is designed to provoke critical reflection on previous stages. The focus is on post-action reflection, and the aim is to encourage you to situate your live experience within wider theoretical debates and approaches to practice, and within your own learning and professional path.

Challenging Practice is an ASF-International programme coordinated by ASF-UK. 

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Architecture Sans Frontières UK is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1123786.
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