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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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Design and Technology Education: An International Journal selects Design Minds as an exemplar model

Design and Technology Education: An International Journal selects Design Minds as an exemplar model

International journal Design and Technology Education has selected the Asia Pacific Design Library’s online design education platform Design Minds as an exemplar model for a…

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Design and Empathy in a 21st Century Education

Design and Empathy in a 21st Century Education

Toddlers at play have got it, design students are re-learning it and multinationals want workers who have it. Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Fellow Terry Deen discusses the skillset he…

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Inspire: Pimpama asks “How might we create a repair culture?”

Inspire: Pimpama asks “How might we create a repair culture?”

“Learning to repair is an incremental, stair-stepped process. Flashes of insight open up great new possibilities, and the more designs you see, the more products…

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Toolkit: Mental Aerobics

Toolkit: Mental Aerobics

Mental Aerobics is a series of short exercises designed to stretch the mind and prepare students for creative thinking. These exercises are supported by elements…

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Toolkit: AdSpace

Toolkit: AdSpace

AdSpace is a series of activities that helps students develop an understanding of roles within the advertising industry and how these roles work to create…

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Toolkit: AdSpace Challenge

Toolkit: AdSpace Challenge

AdSpace Challenge has been designed to allow schools to conduct their own AdSpace Advertising Challenge, either as a competition or as an assessable assignment. A…

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Toolkit: Little Designers

Toolkit: Little Designers

A toolkit designed to introduce young minds to the act of architecture and placemaking through play.

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Toolkit: Getting Started with Design Thinking

A toolkit designed to facilitate greater understanding of design thinking and the design process.

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Inspire: Participatory Design and ‘Tomorrow’s Classroom’

Inspire: Participatory Design and ‘Tomorrow’s Classroom’

Inspired by the Design Minds toolkit Tomorrow’s Classroom, John Paul College’s Principal Peter Foster and Curriculum Director Julie Robinson, invited me to their school at Daisy…

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