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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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BREXUCATION (by Ken Baynes)

If Brexit means Brexit, does education mean education? Or, to put the equation differently, what does Brexit mean for education? And, even more important, what can education do for Brexit? I’d say ‘a lot’ but perhaps not in the way understood by politicians. There seems to be quite remarkable agreement on the required national response […]

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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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Published – Graphicacy and Culture: Refocusing on Visual Learning

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Literacy, Numeracy and Graphicacy … We are delighted to announce the publication of Xenia Danos’ new book, which contributes to the creation of a platform for education in the area of graphicacy and refocusing on visual learning. As Xenia states at the beginning of her book: Just like literacy and numeracy, graphicacy is a vital […]

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Published – Design: Models of Change

Design: Models of Change

The book that Ken Baynes has been working on for around 10 years is now published. In writing the book, Ken has drawn on a lifetime’s research and experience, from his early career leading the Design Education Unit at the Royal College of Art, and from his time as a Visiting Professor in the Loughborough Design School (LDS).

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Design Education: A Vision for the Future

Design Education: A Vision for the Future

This short book is intended as an angry, but measured response to the Government’s new National Curriculum proposals for Design and Technology and Art and Design in England. However its scope is much wider than national or ‘subject’ boundaries, as it is written from the standpoint of Design Education.

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