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Re: Design Projects

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Christi Fennell (cfennell1)
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 12:10:51 -0800 (PST)


Stress that we see and use products everyday that incorporate design.
You might also want to stress all of the different jobs that use
design. Remind them that not all of them are what they may think of as
"art" jobs. C Fennell

---Sarah Lohrius <lohrius> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> -SL
>

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