Partnerships and pedagogies: Exploiting opportunities at the intersection of science, art, design

Mackey, Kathy & Wright, Natalie (2016) Partnerships and pedagogies: Exploiting opportunities at the intersection of science, art, design. In CONASTA 65: Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) National Science Education Conference, 3-6 July 2016, Somerville House, Brisbane, Qld.



Driven by information accessibility-on-demand, education modes have changed from a teacher-led approach focused on content delivery, to a learner-based approach encouraging self-directed, peer-tutored, and cooperative learning. This presentation explores how partnerships with universities and cultural organisations are implicated in this pedagogy within the context of the intersection of the sciences, arts and design. This work privileges authentic opportunities, primary resources, transdisciplinary learning and relationships with likeminded peers including tertiary STEM, arts, design students and educators, professionals and researchers. Outcomes of Dr Kathy Mackey’s 2015 Smithsonian Fellowship undertaken in collaboration with the Smithsonian Centre for Learning and Digital Access will be explored. A key outcome of this research is an “innovation thinking” strategy that combines elements of scientific inquiry, research methodologies and design thinking. The discussion will also explore research undertaken by Natalie Wright SLQ Manager, Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) and Lecturer- QUT Faculty of Creative Industries, School of Design. Natalie’s work is centred around Design Minds - how design thinking develops the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens within existing education and learning benchmarks.

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ID Code: 96737
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Education partnerships, Junior and Middle School, Design Thinking, Innovation thinking, STEAM, Design Education, Design Workshops, Gifted Education, Highly capable students, International Baccleaureate, Cultural Institutions, Museums, Queensland Academies
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified (120399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Kathy Mackey and Natalie Wright
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2016 22:52
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 08:18

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