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Drawing for Science, Invention & Discovery: Even if you can’t draw

ISBN References ISBN [Paperback, B&W] 978-1-909671-19-5 … £9.99 RRP ISBN [Mobi, B&W] 978-1-909671-20-1 … £3.99 RRP The paperback is available from all good book stores (eg Waterstones) and online book sellers (eg BOOKS etc). A print replica ebook version for Kindles is available from Amazon. About This Book This book is aimed at all the scientists, mathematicians, engineers, pioneers and thinkers out there […]

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Better Together? (by Ken Baynes)

Much progress has been made since the astonishing Draft Proposals for Design and Technology in the English National Curriculum were published in 2013 and LDP responded by rapidly publishing Design Education: A Vision for the Future with the help of many of our friends. In the last few weeks, we have been reading two documents […]

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

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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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Taking Tea at The National Gallery

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On the 9 November Loughborough Design Press (LDP) set out its stall at the Time for Tea! Conference at the National Gallery. We were delighted to have been invited to take part in this national conference to explore ‘drawing as thinking, expression and action’ (TEA). The importance of drawing and, perhaps even more broadly, mark-making is central […]

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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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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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Design Education: A Vision Lost?

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Key aspects of design education such as encouraging the imagination; the importance of learning through making and the relationship of theory, knowledge and practice are seemingly becoming lost in the presentation of ever more regressive positions concerning its place in the English National Curriculum. This video seeks to re-introduce the fundamental importance of these ideas and of design education in the curriculum that all children experience.

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