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What is a Design Minds Article?

What is a Design Minds Article?

Design Minds utilises design thinking to develop the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens within existing education and learning benchmarks, and uses the idea…

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What will you learn at our next Design Minds PD day?

What will you learn at our next Design Minds PD day?

Teachers of Queensland! If the Asia Pacific Design Library’s Design Minds PD day with Cooper Hewitt fellow Terry Deen isn’t already fixed in your calendar, it…

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Orion Zuyderhoff-Gray

Redesigning Education for Social Futures

To coincide with the public consultation of the draft Queensland Education Accord, State Library of Queensland (SLQ) Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) partnered with Queensland…

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Where does Design-Thinking fit into the Australian Curriculum?

Where does Design-Thinking fit into the Australian Curriculum?

Are you overwhelmed by the ACARA documents? Overstretched trying to find time to make the C2C resources and planning fit? Overburdened by the restrictions and…

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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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