Enhancing design learning through partnerships: the case of Joinedupdesign for Academies

Butcher, John and Schaber, Friedemann (2011). Enhancing design learning through partnerships: the case of Joinedupdesign for Academies. Networks(13)

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Abstract

This case study describes a partnership between the University of Northampton and the Sorrell Foundation’s Joinedupdesign for Academies programme, a pilot scheme aimed at informing the transition of struggling secondary (11-18) schools into re-designed and re-built academies. 12 second year undergraduate Design students participated, working closely with pupils at two secondary schools in Bedfordshire. We explored impact on student learning for employability and undergraduate learning with pupils as clients, as well as the challenge of working with multiple partners including schools. We report Joinedupdesign for Academies as a new model of off-campus learning.

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