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AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO DEVELOPING HIGHER GRADUATE SKILLS IN DESIGN EDUCATION

Spruce, J (2011) AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO DEVELOPING HIGHER GRADUATE SKILLS IN DESIGN EDUCATION. In: DS 69: Proceedings of E&PDE 2011, the 13th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education . pp. 373-378. (INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION, 08 September 2011 - 09 September 2011, London).

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Abstract

This paper highlights some of the current discussions surrounding the appropriate development of design education in the UK. In particular it draws attention to the increasing calls from both industry speakers and UK Government Departments for graduates to possess a broad range of transferable skills which go beyond their traditional subject boundaries. Such discussions are further fuelling the blurring of career paths for design graduates in a market place where commercial awareness, business ‘savvy’ and flexibility are increasingly demanded from graduate employers. In alignment with these national debates, the paper will consider the approach taken by Liverpool John Moores University in addressing calls for higher graduate skills via the introduction of its World or Work (WoW) skills initiative and how the initiative may be meaningfully delivered at a programme level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Publisher: The Design Society
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2016 14:44
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2016 14:47
Editors: kovacevic, A and ion, W and mcmahon, C and buck, L and hogarth, P
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3264

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