The Reflective Citizen – General Design Education for a Sustainable Future

DS 62: Proceedings of E&PDE 2010, the 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - When Design Education and Design Research meet ..., Trondheim, Norway, 02.-03.09.2010

Year: 2010
Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B
Author: Digranes, Ingvild; Fauske, Laila Belinda
Page(s): 364-370


With the Norwegian 2006 curriculum, the thoughts of a global responsibility in terms of a wide understanding of sustainability was introduced in general education in Art and Design education from
1st grade through lower secondary school (6-15 years). The focus of individual expression that dominated the subject during the charismatic paradigm of self-expression has in the documents to
some extent been replaced by the focus on citizenship and user participation. The introduction, or rather reintroduction of the concept of citizenship in the Norwegian Art and design subject, has lead to a revitalisation of the previously prized concept of the useful, seen as lasting everyday objects that can enhance the daily-life without disintegrating environmental, social or cultural values.

Keywords: General design education, citizenship, sustainability, citizenpride and citizenspirit


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