The Future of Design Education
The new design education curriculum would support a natural transition from its current focus to a more sustainable approach in which learners are challenged to design solutions for citizens that address key global issues.
Supporting both the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development goals and the Department for Education's vision for the UK to be “the world-leading education sector in sustainability and climate change by 2030.”, the proposed plans lay the foundations for a 5-19 curriculum that has at its heart themes such as sustainability, design thinking, systems thinking, collaboration creativity and innovation.
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A new D&T curriculum is needed - it is time for the subject to evolve. Many students see the limitations of D&T in its current form and switch to Art, Craft and Design. This new design education curriculum proposed by Pearson would give students more opportunity to explore and design things with autonomy. In a world where digital software and solutions are key to future life and learners are acutely aware of the real problems facing the world, it is vital that the subject takes the necessary steps forward.
Chloe Haggerty, Head of Digital and Creative Arts at Cognita Schools Group