Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice

ISSN: 2630-5984

The Role of 3D Printing Technology in Landscape Architecture Teaching and Learning Practices

Amna Al Ruheili
Sultan Qaboos University Oman
Salman Al Hajri
Sultan Qaboos University Oman


3D printing technology has many known advantages in the education field. However, the utilization of 3D printing in landscape architecture teaching practices has not been fully explored. The potential of 3D printing in landscape architecture and graphic design is valuable to the teaching and learning process. This study examined the effects of 3D printing technology through 3D modelling, 3D creativity and effectiveness on teaching landscape architecture projects and design practices. The survey-based approach was adopted in present study and data was gathered by the respondents through questionnaires. The usable response rate of the present study was 71.4%. The researcher in present study used smart PLS for the analysis of gathered data. The result showed the students’ positive responses to the inclusion of 3D printing and the use of 3D modeling techniques that had increased the student’s interest and participation in their projects and improved their understanding and visualization of space and design concepts. The students’ survey responses revealed that 3D printing made them feel happy, curious, and enthusiastic about their tutorials and helped them improve their learning processes. The study showed the advantage of incorporating 3D printing technology in teaching landscape architecture course.

3D modeling; 3D printing; landscape architecture teaching; digital design; pedagogical practices.