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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3710
Title:
The relationship between software skills and subject specific knowledge, theory and practice.
Authors:
Marshall, Lindsey; Austin, Marc
Abstract:
Previous research (Marshall & Austin, 2003) suggests that there is a need for theory to be integrated with practice in design subjects. There is current concern that the acquisition of software skills is taking priority over subject specific knowledge and skills. This is seen as a source of some tension between design education and industry, as many employers require graduates to have knowledge of software prior to employment. Integrating these skills into the curriculum alongside developing creativity and theoretical/contextual understanding is proving difficult for education. Although technology plays an integral role in the production of designed artefacts, it is an adjunct to the core content of courses which is an understanding of the knowledge and skills associated with design, their application to creative problem solving and contextual/ theoretical understanding of issues related to design and a broader field. There is national and international debate around this issue. Justice (1999) expresses concern about space in the curriculum, stating: ‘Before computers, faculty may have had a full semester to teach a beginning typography course. Now, they have a full semester to teach typography and the several software packages the students will use to complete the typography projects.’ (Justice, 1999, p.54)
Citation:
CELT Learning and Teaching Projects 2003/04
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/3710
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/celt
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
Report of a CELT project on supporting students through innovation and research
ISBN:
0954211642
Appears in Collections:
Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

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dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Lindsey-
dc.contributor.authorAustin, Marc-
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-03T15:33:08Z-
dc.date.available2006-08-03T15:33:08Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationCELT Learning and Teaching Projects 2003/04en
dc.identifier.isbn0954211642-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/3710-
dc.descriptionReport of a CELT project on supporting students through innovation and researchen
dc.description.abstractPrevious research (Marshall & Austin, 2003) suggests that there is a need for theory to be integrated with practice in design subjects. There is current concern that the acquisition of software skills is taking priority over subject specific knowledge and skills. This is seen as a source of some tension between design education and industry, as many employers require graduates to have knowledge of software prior to employment. Integrating these skills into the curriculum alongside developing creativity and theoretical/contextual understanding is proving difficult for education. Although technology plays an integral role in the production of designed artefacts, it is an adjunct to the core content of courses which is an understanding of the knowledge and skills associated with design, their application to creative problem solving and contextual/ theoretical understanding of issues related to design and a broader field. There is national and international debate around this issue. Justice (1999) expresses concern about space in the curriculum, stating: ‘Before computers, faculty may have had a full semester to teach a beginning typography course. Now, they have a full semester to teach typography and the several software packages the students will use to complete the typography projects.’ (Justice, 1999, p.54)en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/celten
dc.subjectDesign educationen
dc.subjectSoftware skillsen
dc.subjectVisual communicationsen
dc.subjectUndergraduate studentsen
dc.subjectDesign theoryen
dc.subjectDesign practiceen
dc.titleThe relationship between software skills and subject specific knowledge, theory and practice.en
dc.typeBook chapteren
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