Context sensitive approach signifies a teaching and learning method in architecture, a strategy of teaching design whereby first-year students in architecture learn to be sensitive to complex context in a holistic way. In this time of increasing globalisation, searching for the spiritual determination of architectural and urban design becomes one of the most important components of education. The main issue of this research into educational practice is, with the aid of practical experiences a theoretic background, to present the methodology. This paper first gives a brief overview of the Hungarian architectural educational system and then focuses on the special question of context. Chapters about sensitization, communication skills, practice and theory, make it simpler to understand the principal elements and goals of first-year design education, even where they do not and cannot exist distinctly.