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What does it mean to learn about design through the study of objects?
Objects Matter: Design Education and Learning through Objects in the Museum is a one-day workshop focusing on object handling in design education. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in design education, museum learning, design history, contextual studies, and design pedagogy to explore the ways in which objects can be employed as important tools for learning and teaching design and contextual studies in Higher and Further Education.
Through a series of talks and a round-table discussion, the workshop will explore ideas, as well as provide opportunities for practical knowledge-sharing and skills development for tutors.
Dr Kirsten Hardie, National Teaching Fellow, Associate Professor, Arts University Bournemouth. Kirsten has an international reputation for innovative pedagogies. Her research includes consideration of taste and artificial flowers; food packaging; and teaching excellence.
Zoë Hendon, Head of Collections & Associate Professor, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University. Zoe’s research focuses on the use of historic collections to inspire creative practice in the present.
David is the Design Museum's Learning Producer for Schools. He is an education graduate who has worked in museum learning for over 15 years across several London museums including the Science Museum and London Transport Museum. As well as developing user focused design content for the Museum David also teaches sessions to schools and colleges.
CHEAD is the representative body for the art, design, creative media, and related disciplines in higher education. CHEAD provides a voice for and on behalf of higher education art and design in the UK four nations advancing knowledge and understanding in the sector and promoting the sector’s interests to others.
The Design History Society is the leading organisation that promotes and supports the study of design histories, both in the UK and internationally. Through its journal, annual conference and program of events it brings together all those engaged in the subject – students, researchers, educators, designers, designer-makers, critics and curators among them.