Presentation on theme: "Wow! engaging learners, enriching learning & energising teaching. Kirsten Hardie, National Teaching Fellow Associate Professor, Arts University at Bournemouth."— Presentation transcript:
Wow! engaging learners, enriching learning & energising teaching. Kirsten Hardie, National Teaching Fellow Associate Professor, Arts University at Bournemouth Kirsten
Educationalists disregard, both in their books and in their schools, the origin and purpose of the objects in museums; they use them as the basis of their courses and urge on their pupils to outdo examples already exceptional of their kind, thus encouraging them to fill our lives with the impractical showpieces with clutter and distort our existence. Le Corbusier, Decorative Art Today, 1925.
- inform, excite and inspire - creative ideas - critical and analytical skills -communication -support specialist study – social, cultural, political, economic, technological & historical -the study of design, materials, manufacture and technology -to explore issues and attitudes - taste, popular culture, trends, styles and design -to integrate theory and practice
learning Student centred Experiential Problem-based Fun Memorable Accessible
Factors in the development of design social, cultural, historical, technological… What Where it happens When Connections People – creators, manufacturers, marketing, audiences, consumers
‘..abundance is responsible for well-designed consumer products that transcend functionality and appeal to us on an emotional level. But not only does abundance move us to demand and buy things that look and feel cool, it also frees us to pursue nonmaterial transcendence, meaning and fulfilment.’ Need for appealing design, emotion. empathy and playfulness. Daniel Pink. (2005) A whole new mind: moving from an information age to the conceptual age.
Kitsch defies definition to cheapen, novelty, bad taste, sentimental, souvenirs, throwaway, mass produced, poor quality, cheap materials, jokey, happy, trash aesthetic, crude, smut, vulgar, inauthentic, synthetic, false? ‘Kitsch is the culture of the masses’ Art critic: Clement Greenberg