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Lesson Plans

Design Projects

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Sarah Lohrius (lohrius)
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 12:20:47 -0500

I work in the education program at the New York Foundation for the Arts
and we are presently putting together an initiative with which we hope
to promote the use of design in arts education and general educational
situations. We are doing this by putting out both a print publication
and a website which will incorporate both general advocacy material and
examples of model design education programs.

I am writing to all of you because you are the people
who are actually affecting change in education every day. So, I am
writing to request your input on a couple of fronts.

First, I would love to hear about any really successful design projects
you might have conducted in your classes.

Second, I would really appreciate any general thoughts you might have on
the benefits of design education and what design and design education
really mean.

Finally, any thoughts on how I can best sell design to educators, both
art teachers and others. What points should I emphasize? Should I push
the standards or should I speak in terms of developing life skills?

Basically, I could really use your input.

Thank you all in advance for your help and thank you for the many
informative and entertaining tidbits that you've passed along already.


  • Maybe reply: Christi Fennell: "Re: Design Projects"