Concept for Teaching Theory of Composition and Form Formation

Author: Dobrina Zheleva-Martins


In the article, the author shares her experience of teaching the disciplines Form Formation and Theory of Composition to students of Engineering Design in the Forestry University in Sofia. The goals of the two disciplines are set out, namely: the aim of the discipline of Form Formation is to teach students the objective laws of the organization of the form and form formation in the world, knowledge attained thus far by the natural sciences. The aim of the discipline Theory of Composition is to teach students the laws of human perception, knowledge attained by the humanities. The focus is on a number of modern sciences, such as – in Form Formation – sciences of the organization of the matter in systems, structures, constructs and shapes; sciences of symmetry and rhythm; Synergetics; fractal geometry; bionics, etc. In Theory of Composition, these are respectively, psychology of perception, Gestalt psychology, semiotics, poetics, theory of manipulation, etc. Examples are given of the application of new teaching methods, including interactive forms of education and the organization of extracurricular events such as competitions, public readings, debating sessions, etc. The conclusions stress the importance of keeping the two disciplines up-to-date with the developments in modern science, and respectively, with the new requirements regarding design.

Keywords: Composition Theory; Form Formation; Teaching Methods

Textiles and Light Industrial Science and Technology (TLIST)



August 9, 2013 · dobrina · Comments Closed
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