Jorge Frascara will discuss his 2007 journal article titled Hiding Lack of Knowledge: Bad Words in Design Education published in the Design Issues: Volume 23, Number 4. In the article Jorge explored relationship between academic practices of “design research” and training future designers. He has suggested that “master-apprentice” model is limiting how academics conceptualise design education and subsequently what sort of designers are 'produced' by the Higher Education institutions.
Professor Ingvild Digranes in her talk titled Outsourcing Design Education to External Creativity Programs – a Non-sustainable Solution will explore how outsourcing of Art and Design education might erode national repertoire of values. She will use The Cultural Rucksack in Norway to illustrate this proposition.
Engage with Catalina Cortés | Tuesday 4 May 2021 | Design Literacy International Network | Catalina Cortés will discuss a co-authored research article titled Early Childhood Teachers Making Multiliterate Learning Environments: The Emergence of a Spatial Design Thinking Process published in the 2020 June's Thinking Skills and Creativity Journal. doi:10.1016/j.tsc.2020.100655
Rossana Bastías Castillo will discuss the use of the Design Literacy as an analytical frame to explore participatory Design carried out to implement a social program for older adults. She suggests that literacy in Design would be a necessary component for the configuration of socially situated responses in the implementation of social policies and projects. She reasons that it would contribute to closing socio-economic and cultural gaps. The event is free of charge, however, the places are limited.
María del Pilar Correa and María de los Ángeles Juricic will discuss their journal article titled Addressing Diversity in Universal Design Literacy: A Sociocultural and Neuroscientific Perspective published in the special issue of Revista Chilena de Diseño, RChD: creación y pensamiento special issue Vol. 5 Núm. 8 (2020) on the theme of Design Literacy for All. The event is free of charge, however, the places are limited.
Ingvill Gjerdrum Maus will explore how to internationalise educational practice and the students’ expressed experienced learning when they reflected on design for sustainability principles and practices in the craft-based design products they made. The online event is free, however, the places are limited.
Yorgancıoğlu will explore how the studio crit which is an intergal part of the studio learning culture supports students to develop Design Literacy. The online event is free of charge, however, the places are limited.
Goldman, Kuo, Pozos, Mesinas and Lange will present a paper titled Empowering Teachers through Design Thinking: Developing Learning Prototypes for Multilingual Students outlines a methodology to facilitate intervention through Design Thinking in the practice of primary school teachers.
Rodrigo Vargas Callegari explored the need for Design to be effectively projected as the career of the future – being capable of impelling social and technological innovations on a human scale – it would be necessary to overcome the acquisition of basic technical skills and move towards greater citizen participation, markedly critical, and with democratic and political values. The authors proposed that to facilitate this move, there is a need to rethink professional training and the role of Design in society. NOTE: this event was in Spanish // Este evento será en español
Eva Lutnæs discussed her journal paper in which she presented an interesting national curricular response that created an opportunity for Design literacy to be incorporated within the K-12 general education system. Although this idea was promoted two decades ago, Eva Lutnæs provides an account of how it can be operationalized. Thus, the critical aspect of Lutnæs' contribution was that the outlined national educational initiative can serve as a model for other groups looking at Design as a possible educational framework.