Sustaining Ambiguity and Fostering Openness in the (Design) Learning Environment
The intention of this paper is to articulate a teaching and learning philosophy for contemporary design, and exemplify practice through design projects and skill development from one postgraduate design programme. It discusses the philosophy of mindfulness and refers to the activities of rhetoric and visual thinking as means of nurturing communication of the designer's thinking. The nature rather than the content of teaching and learning is of key concern, and as such the practicalities of teaching and applying mindful learning are referred to but purposefully not described, analysed or argued for. In closing, a new strategy for design teaching and learning is proposed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Dundee, Scotland.
Publication date: 2009-03-01
How can art, design and communication aid teaching? Do these teaching methods work better in certain fields of study? Focusing on arts and media-based subjects, and encompassing all areas of higher education, this journal reveals the potential value of new educational styles and creative teaching methods.
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