عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
There are various perceptions about the impacts of design precedents on students’ education. While some do believe that design precedents enhance the students’ creativity some others believe that design precedents facilitate copying the ideas and do not increase the possibility of creation of new ideas. There have been several studies on the effect of design precedents on the students’ outcome however there are few studies that have concentrated on the subject in landscape pedagogy. The current study aims to understand the students’ different possible patterns of application of design precedents on their project applying a qualitative research method. It further attempts to understand the reason behind the students’ copying from their own point of view. In order to achieve the study’s aims mixed research method approach has been used. The result of qualitative research method reveals three patterns of application of design precedents. Group A used design precedents creatively in order to create new ideas. The group B modeled partially some parts of design precedents and group C copied completely a design precedent. A focus group and a series of interviews were conducted with the students to understand the reason behind copying ideas. The result of this part created a pool of item for conducting of quantitative research method. The result of this part revealed that lack of time, lack of working experiences, being interested in a particular design and even being professional in using of a 3D software may lead to copying a part or whole of a design precedents.