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The Design History Society runs a series of workshops aiming to encourage a forum for sharing and thinking about our teaching practices. We particularly recognise that design history and theory are taught by many new to teaching or working part-time. We hope the workshops can offer a supportive network for practitioners in the field and we warmly welcome suggestions for future workshops.
Further enquiries should be directed to DHS Teaching and Learning Officer, Torunn Kjølberg (email@example.com)
Learning to write at university can for many students be a troublesome journey of decoding words like critical analysis, structure and argument. Although self-evident to the initiated academic, for those entering higher education their meanings and practical applications can seem hazy and nebulous.
The aim of this day of workshops is to collectively interrogate both practically and more epistemically how the teaching and learning of writing in design history might come together. Although we might know "good writing when we see it", epistemologies of writing are often more tacit than explicit. Within an increasingly instrumentalist higher education context, this posits a challenge to teaching writing as a "generic skill" which can be outsourced to the study skills department.
The workshop is intended for anyone interested in the realities of teaching academic writing in the field of design history. The event is free and funded by the Society. We are currently at the planning stages of this event and welcome comments and ideas for the workshops.Please contact us through Twitter, Facebook or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We are following up last year's successful event with another day of workshops relevant to the teaching of design history. The day is particularly aimed at new lecturers but anyone who feels this event might be useful is welcome. Numbers will be strictly limited to 30 delegates and attendance is by registration only.
As last year we will have a number of students and graduates present who will give their input and perspectives throughout the day. The day is free and generously funded by the Design History Society.
9.30 - 10.00 AM: Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 AM - 12.30 PM: Morning workshop
Are you speaking clearly?' A half-day workshop on clear speech for effective learning and teaching.
Workshop leader: Yvonne Morley (Voice Care Network)
12.30 - 2.00: Lunch
2.00 - 4.30 Afternoon workshop
Accommodating different types of learners and learning styles in different modalities of learning - the seminar, lecture and workshop.
Workshop leader: Dipti Bhagat (Design History Society)
4.30 - 6.00: Wine reception
To book your place please email: (DHS.email@example.com)
Our first workshop addresses the special relationship between design history and design education. What particular issues does teaching theory to future practitioners raise?
The day will start with an introductory keynote by Grace Lees-Maffei, co-editor of The Design History Reader recently published by Berg. The lecture will be followed by opportunities to break into one of three discussion sessions, focused on either history, methodology or theory. The afternoon will centre around academic writing in design education and related to that, forms of assessment and feedback in design history teaching.
10.30 - 11.00 AM: Registration and welcome
11.00 AM - 11.45 AM: Keynote: Grace Lees-Maffei on what we should be teaching future designers
11.45 AM -12.30 PM: Group discussions:
1. Histories: Developing histories for design
2. Methodologies: Introducing design students to methods for researching design
3. Theories: The relevance of theoretical perspectives for design practice.
12.30 - 2.00 PM: Lunch (provided)
2.00 - 5.00 PM: Writing and assessment (Led by Dipti Bhagat)
1. Writing for design history: Writing - and academic writing in particular - can be a challenge for all design students. This workshop will address how can we best teach and support writing amongst a diverse body of design students.
2. Assessment and feedback: Coursework should be a part of a conversation between student and teacher. How do we enable assessment to be a positive learning experience and feedback to be effective and valuable to students?
5.00 - 6.30 PM: Wine reception and launch of The Design History Reader (Berg)