Keren Shoham

Keren Shoham is an architect and graduate student in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Her research is in the field of design thinking, focusing on reflection in architecture pedagogy. Reflection is a term defined by philosopher and educator John Dewey as a unique way of thinking: active, constantly changing and considering the unknown. While reflection and its philosophical and pedagogical definitions are well established, its architectural applications have yet to be studied. Keren's research integrates three disciplines: philosophy, architecture, and pedagogy, in order to define, identify and characterize reflection in architecture and in architectural pedagogy in particular. By doing so, Keren seeks to better understand the integration of guided reflection as a tool in the teaching of architecture and its adaptation to changes in the academic world as a result of the information revolution.