Ingvild Digranes | Outsourcing Design Education to External Creativity Programs – a Non-sustainable Solution
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 the intended content and outcome of general design education. She will use The Cultural Rucksack in Norway to illustrate this proposition.
The design, and design education professions, have a short history of research and is in the process of establishing their professional identity. The design professions’ justification of purpose – design as a driving force in the development of an inclusive and sustainable society, is mirrored in the debate for general education (K12) regarding the content and justification of design education in schools. At the same time, schools across Europe outsource art and design education to short external artist led «culture and creativity programs». This outsourcing can be questioned in terms of how it can erode content and collective considerations attained through knowledge, skills and attitudes formed in teacher led comprehensive workshops in design. The questions will be explored through the case of The Cultural Rucksack in Norway.
Ingvild will draw on her PhD and publications listed below:
Digranes, I. (2009). Den Kulturelle Skulesekken. Narratives and Myths of Educational Practice in DKS projects within the Subject Art and Crafts, [PhD] Oslo School of Architecture and Design. https://aho.brage.unit.no/aho-xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/93038/38_Digranes_avhandling.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Digranes, I. (2015). Den kulturelle skulesekken; kvalitetsskule eller kulturarroganse? FORMakademisk, 8, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.714
Digranes, I. (2018). “Being Cultural” versus “Cultural Beings”: General Design Education. DRS Proceedings, Design as a Catalyst for change. Proceedings from DRS 2018. University of Limerick 25th-28th June 2018, 2626–2635. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2018.542
Digranes, I. (2018). Culture or being cultural? Content in Design in general education. In E. Bohemia, A. Kovacevic, L. Buck, P. Childs, S. Green, A. Hall, & A. Dasan (Eds.), Proceedings of E&PDE 2018 – 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Diversity or Conformity, Dyson School of Engineering, Imperial College, London. 6th–7th September 2018. Design Research Society. https://www.designsociety.org/publication/40783/CULTURE+OR+BEING+CULTURAL?+CONTENT+IN+DESIGN+IN+GENERAL+EDUCATION
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The talk is part of the Engage with Ideas monthly series, which explore the relationship between design, education, and society. Recordings from the past Engage with Ideas sessions are available here.
Professor Digranes is a trained classroom teacher with extensive knowledge of general Art and design education. Through her years as a teacher in general education, her research into school practice, her work with national curricula and teacher training programmes, she has worked with questions of content and relevance of general education in art and design. Digranes completed her PhD in 2009 at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and has since then taught at teacher training for artists, architects, and designers, and at bachelor and master level in art and design education at both Oslo Metropolitan University and at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), where she currently Works. Professor Digranes is a board member for the Education Special Interest Group (EdSig) in the Design Research Society (DRS).
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