Learning furniture making the Chippendale way

A blog by Chippendale graduate and former teacher, Liz Jackson, on the joys of learning by doing (experiential learning) and from your colleagues (collaborative learning). Liz now has her own furniture making business within the Chippendale Incubator workshops.

Having recently graduated from the 2011-12 Chippendale course, I have spent some time reflecting on what made it such an enjoyable and effective learning experience.

As with most things in life, it comes down to the people involved and how we all worked together. Which in turn is a result of the student recruitment process and the learning approaches within the course itself.