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Book review: Museums and Design Education: Looking to Learn, Learning to See

Butcher, John (2010). Book review: Museums and Design Education: Looking to Learn, Learning to See. ADM-HEA website

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This timely book, exploring a range of conceptual connections between HE learning and museum settings, is edited by three colleagues (two Research Fellows and an HE Officer) from the Centre for Excellence in Design (CELTD). Based at the University of Brighton and the Victoria and Albert Museum, this CETL was (like the 73 others in the UK) set up to promote excellent teaching across institutions – in this case through collection-based learning. Unfortunately, while much of the reported drive for collaboration between museums and HE in the UK has come from the CETL itself (through research and conferences), future funding for all CETLs is being wound down and this book feels a little like an epitaph for a moment of possibility. I hope the institutions involved will find the resources to sustain some of the work which, tantalisingly, has begun to raise important questions for innovative learning collaborations.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Not known
Extra Information: Museums and Design Education: Looking to Learn, Learning to See
Beth Cook, Rebecca Reynolds & Catherine Speight
Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7546-7713
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
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Item ID: 42671
Depositing User: John Butcher
Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 10:54
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