Mamuna Iqbal is an architect and academic. She has done her graduation and masters from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 2008 and 2011. She has been working as an assistant professor in the same university since 2009. She is a registered Architect with PCATP Pakistan and have worked on a handful of architectural projects. Her teaching experience in Architecture school raised her interest in learning experience of students, and in April 2017 she started her PhD in Students learning experience of architecture in relation to their social background. In addition to a fulltime PhD student at WSA she is also a part time tutor at Masters in Architectural Design MA AD.
Her research interest is architectural education with the focus on sociology of Education.
A study for the impact of social background on the learning approaches of students and their performance in architectural design education.
The research aims on comprehending and analyzing the design learning approaches of students coming from different social backgrounds to observe how being raised and spending most of their life under a particular social status impart certain personality dispositions that affect the students’ understanding of architecture and their behavior towards learning architecture.
Social theories by Bourdieu and learning theories by Bernstein and Maton serves as the theoretical framework for the study.