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Queensland academics publish a design education framework for the 21st century

Queensland academics publish a design education framework for the 21st century

Over the last twenty years the impacts of globalisation and internationalisation have become increasingly apparent. As societies progress from industrial-based to knowledge-based economies, the modern…

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Design Minds PD day with Cooper Hewitt fellow

Design Minds PD day with Cooper Hewitt fellow

Learn how design education can help develop creative intelligence and 21st century skills in your classroom. This new workshop will provide teachers with an interdisciplinary platform…

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Toolkit: Little Designers: Graphic Design and Typography

Toolkit: Little Designers: Graphic Design and Typography

A toolkit designed to introduce young minds to graphic design and typography. Students will learn what graphic design is and the visual components and typographic…

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Putting STEAM into STEM

Dr Kathy Mackey, Manager of the Queensland Academies, will be undertaking a Smithsonian Fellowship in 2015 as part of her ongoing research into how the…

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Inspire: Design Minds 2 Day City Program Genesis

Inspire: Design Minds 2 Day City Program Genesis

In November 2014, as part of the G20 Cultural Program, teachers from Kelvin Grove State College (KGSC) Art + Design Department collaborated with SLQ Asia…

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Inspire: Design Minds 2 Day City Strategies for Engagement

Inspire: Design Minds 2 Day City Strategies for Engagement

Les Hooper, HOD Art + Design at Kelvin Grove State College, discusses orchestration of student engagement in the Design Minds 2 Day City Workshop. We…

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Toolkit: School and Community Partnerships

A toolkit designed to introduce the guiding principles of effective partnerships and how they are formed between schools and the community. Students will learn how…

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Inspire: Design Minds PD 2 Day City Workshop Overview

Inspire: Design Minds PD 2 Day City Workshop Overview

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.…

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Cooper Hewitt Fellowship applications now open

Cooper Hewitt Fellowship applications now open

The Cooper Hewitt Fellowship provides financial support for a registered Queensland school teacher to complete a project in design education at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian…

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Tomorrows Classroom: Workshop Ideas Informing a Brief

Tomorrows Classroom: Workshop Ideas Informing a Brief

The John Paul College 2-day Learning Environment 2050 workshop held in August 2013, facilitated by QUT Creative Industries Faculty lecturer Natalie Wright (now APDL Manager),…

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What does it take to be a citizen who thrives in the 21st Century?

What does it take to be a citizen who thrives in the 21st Century?

John Thornberry and Adam Jefford discuss the value of creative-led investigation and the development of 21st century skills across the whole curriculum. In 2011-12 the…

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Toolkit: How might we… Build a Culture of Repair

Toolkit: How might we… Build a Culture of Repair

A toolkit designed to develop a project proposal for an area where people can come to repair/recycle things as a community instead of throwing things…

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