Having lectured on the Architectural Technology programme at GMIT for a number of years, a lot of my hours are now concentrated in years 2 and 3.
As a result, it has facilitated a greater transference of knowledge between my Architectural Technology module into my CAD/BIM module. Project work is based around Detail & Design studio projects in second year, for which I am a tutor as well, so this means that I can learn the project in studio, teach the necessary underlining technology (if I can keep up) and get students to CAD up, all within the one week.
The best thing I have tried this year was to get students to write reflections on their details on a post-it, immediately after they have had a critique of their detail in technology. I remind them to take out their rough work details in the next subsequent CAD class, and get them to adjust their detail as they CAD it up (hopefully for the first time... hand-drawn first, details from first principles, then we move on to electronic drafting).
They can then tick off the list on the post-it as they work through a proper scaled detail in CAD class.
It is amazing how much can be forgotten over a weekend, and I can not give detailed feedback to every student in every class... it is their own memory jogger!
Next years' plan is to try different coloured post-its for different building regulation requirements, post-its for reflective practices in Studio (perhaps?) or even a different coloured template on a sheet to mimic post-its (for specific project elements, or specific building regulations, for example)....I'll re-blog if it works out!