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Design Epistemology and Curriculum Planning

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ISBN [Paperback, B&W] 978-1-909671-15-7 … £7.99 RRP
ISBN [ebook, mobi] 978-1-909671-17-1 … £2.99 RRP

The paperback version is available from The Great British Bookshop,  online book sellers (eg BOOKS etc) and all good book shops.

A print replica ebook version for Kindles is available from Amazon.

About This Book

Design epistemology is a challenging and elusive concept. When it is also a key aspect of curriculum planning, then there is a need for great care. Design education provides vital tools for children and adults alike to model and engage with future possibilities and curriculum development must ensure that students’ entitlements are met. If this is an aspect of your role or interests, then this book is for you.

The Editors set out to respond to the Expert Panel which considered the future of Design and Technology (D&T) in the English National Curriculum and to provide some building blocks for the fuller articulation of design epistemology. It is about agenda setting and they invited leading experts to contribute their thoughts to help frame on-going discussions. In addition to contributions from the Editors, this book contains:

Stephanie Atkinson … So what went wrong and why?

Alison Hardy … How did the expert panel conclude that D&T should be moved to a basic curriculum?

Steve Keirl … Some thoughts on locating design knowledge

Graham Newman … How we know,what we should know: The building blocks of cultural awareness in design education

Tristram Shepard … Knowledge by design

David Spendlove … Design thinking: what is it and where might it reside?


And, perhaps surprisingly for some, ‘Epistemology and visual thinking’:

Ken Baynes … Meaning without words

Xenia Danos … Graphicacy and a taxonomy

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