Abstract

The present paper intends to present an overview the status quo of design education, pointing out aspects from its creation and evolution over timed. It was made a short analysis that confronts the teaching model with the dynamics in which the world is today. It also points out the characteristics of a "new" designer, active in the creative economy, but not yet trained in educational institutions. Finally, it presents possible solutions for the remodeling of the teaching and learning process with focus on projects and real problems and points towards a new role of the teacher and the learning environment.

Keywords:

design; higher education; project-based learning; social change

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Jun 25th, 12:00 AM

Paradigm Shift in Design Education: An overview on issues and possibilities for change

The present paper intends to present an overview the status quo of design education, pointing out aspects from its creation and evolution over timed. It was made a short analysis that confronts the teaching model with the dynamics in which the world is today. It also points out the characteristics of a "new" designer, active in the creative economy, but not yet trained in educational institutions. Finally, it presents possible solutions for the remodeling of the teaching and learning process with focus on projects and real problems and points towards a new role of the teacher and the learning environment.

 

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