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Authors:Kay Stables: Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Publication title:Designerly well-being: Can mainstream schooling offer a curriculum that provides a foundation for developing the lifelong design and technological capability of individuals and societies?
Conference:PATT 26 Conference, Technology Education in the 21st Century, Stockholm, Sweden, 26-30 June, 2012
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:073
Article No.:050
Abstract:This paper is presented as a position paper that introduces the idea of designerly well-being as the underpinning concept for the development of the Design and Technology (D&T) and Technology Education curricula to be more fit for purpose in the 21st Century. It starts by unpacking the concept of design capability and designerly well-being and then reviews the current turmoil around the D&T curriculum in England as a way of exploring the potential of the subject, reasons why it is seen to have ’underachieved’ and ways in which the curriculum could be re-thought. Examples of initiatives outside of the formal curriculum are provided to illustrate the value of educational activity that isn’t driven by a formal, prescribed curriculum and a case is made for a radical change to the curriculum that re-prioritises the curriculum away from prescribed knowledge and skill and towards developing attributes of designerly well-being such as passion, curiosity, enthusiasm, risk taking, competence and confidence – all developed through the activity of designing and making.
Language:English
Keywords:Design, Capability, Designerly well-being, Curriculum change
Year:2012
No. of pages:9
Pages:425-433
ISBN:978-91-7519-849-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/073/050/ecp12073050.pdf
Available:2012-06-18
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Kay Stables (2012). Designerly well-being: Can mainstream schooling offer a curriculum that provides a foundation for developing the lifelong design and technological capability of individuals and societies?, PATT 26 Conference, Technology Education in the 21st Century, Stockholm, Sweden, 26-30 June, 2012 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=073;article=050 (accessed 4/24/2014)