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Review by Ged Gast of Eileen Adams: Agent of Change

Review by Ged Gast Past president, NSEAD The National Society for Education in Art and Design magazine,  Spring 017, Issue 18, pp 32-33 Eileen Adams has worked at the leading edge of art, design and environmental education for the past 40 years, as a teacher, examiner, researcher, freelance consultant and project manager. This book marks […]

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Tristram Shepard reviews Eileen Adams’ new book

Change in education is notoriously difficult to achieve. The administrative structures, the numbers of teachers and managers, the range of agencies and political and economic pressures involved, not to mention the need to please Ofsted and achieve a high rank in different aspects of school league tables, means it’s usually easiest and wisest to leave […]

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Tony Chisholm reviews Eileen Adams’ new book

With this, her most recent publication, Eileen Adams has brought together a lifetime of experiences, experimentation, innovation and professional practice in the field of art, design and environmental education. The range of her work and depth of her commitment is clearly evident throughout, and as a statement of intention and aspiration this book is both […]

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Maria Hayes reviews Eileen Adams’ new book

The opening of Eileen Adams book reminds us that art and design educationalists of the post-war, pre-digital age were grappling with how to adapt an academy based art education to incorporate twentieth century developments in art and design. Both Modernist and Contemporary art movements challenged the basis of traditional methods. Brave teachers, art educationalists and […]

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Gill Hope reviews ‘Graphicacy and Culture: Refocusing on visual learning’

Design and Technology Education: an international Journal, 19(3),  October 2014, pp.73-74 I was delighted to be asked to review Xenia Denos’ book, based as it is on the literature review of her Ph.D. thesis for which I was external examiner. In turn, I was honoured to be asked to perform this role, as I had followed […]

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Andrew Mutter reviews ‘Design: Models of Change’

AD, The National Society for Education in Art and Design magazine, Summer 2014, Issue 10, p.27             This book contains a wide range of thoughts about the impact of designerly thinking on people’s lives and the environment. Many of the chapters focus on the development of mental models and their […]

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Peter Gregory reviews ‘Design Education: a Vision for the Future’

DEVF review (AD)

Here is a good example of a responsive publication.  It grew from a lecture originally given in 2010 by Ken Baynes and is developed as a collection of essays using the same ‘seven key themes around which a future vision of design education could be framed’.  In part it celebrates what had already been identified […]

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John McCardle reviews ‘Design: Models of Change’

Design and Technology Education: An international Journal, 19(2),  June 2014, p.52 It’s not often I get the opportunity, let alone the inclination, to delve into a book and read it cover to cover. There are some books however that pull you in and refuse to let go. I am pleased that Ken Baynes’ latest publication, […]

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David Spendlove reviews ‘Design Education: a Vision for the Future’

  The last few years have been a very difficult period for those involved in the Design and Technology education community. A change of government and a change of emphasis saw Design and Technology potentially marginalised in favour of a back to basics ‘analogue curriculum in a digital age’. Creativity, Technology and ‘Designerly Thinking’ were […]

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Frank Hills reviews ‘Design: Models of Change’

  An Eye Opener … Before reading this book, for me design was simply the planning process before making things. Ken Baynes sees it as something much broader and by studying his book I feel a serious gap has been revealed in my education. Ken Baynes has a very clear direct style of writing with […]

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