Liz Macfarlane reviews Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning

Review by Liz Macfarlane Education Consultant, Vice-President NSEAD An excellent review of LDP’s recent publication can be found on the NSEAD website and can be found here: http://nsead.org/news/news.aspx?id=806 It is also shown below. ‘The collection of papers featured in this book were drawn together as a response to the Department for Education’s Expert Panel, which […]

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Inside a Design Curriculum (by Ken Baynes)

Most writers on design education are (rightly) scornful of our highly standardised school curriculum. We see it as focused on past knowledge, emphasising the academic over the creative and practical. Though it claims to be trying to fit children for adult life, it is not itself orientated towards the future or the skills and understandings […]

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Jeffrey Buckley reviews Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning

Review by Jeffrey Buckley KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Stockholm Jeffrey Buckley’s review of Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning was published in the March 2018 Issue of  Design and Technology Education: an international journal and can be found at: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2357 We have just quoted the start and end of the review below, but we […]

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Review by Dawne Bell of Eileen Adams: Agent of Change

Review by Dawne Bell Edge Hill University Published online in Design and Technology Education: an international journal, 22(1) in May, 2017, the full review can be found at: https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/DATE/article/view/2200> The full review includes commentaries on each chapter, and only the introduction and summary are shown below … Authored by Eileen Adams Agents of Change, as […]

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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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Art of Change (by Ken Baynes)

Over the past few months we have been getting Eileen Adams’ new book ready for publication in June. Called Eileen Adams: Agent of Change it is a ‘critical autobiography’ covering her experiences as a classroom teacher, researcher and campaigner. A recurring theme in her career is the use of study methods deriving from art to […]

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