What is a Design Atelier?
A cloud to prompt discussion about what you think a Design Atelier is?
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27 November 2009
Prompted by an interesting discussion at a JISC Cluster Meeting I have created this cloud to explore further what a Design Atelier actually is?
The ATELIER-D project takes as its starting point the centuries-old methods of learning and teaching in the studio of a master artist or craftsperson. The project brings the spirit of the atelier into the 21st century. It develops the notion of the ‘virtual design studio’ using ICTs to create powerful learning and teaching environments.
In his keynote presentation at the OpenLearn conference 30-31st October 2007 at The Open University (OU), John Seeley Brown used the term ‘atelier’ to characterise an emerging form of learning and teaching based on social networks, a distinct participatory approach by learners and teachers and pedagogy rooted in practice. Seeley Brown drew on his experience in architecture education but many in the parent domain of design education will recognise the well-established and powerful approach offered by the atelier (see link below).
As part of the JISC funded ATELIER-D project the OU are researching how a virtual atelier can be created using the latest Web 2.0 tools that support a wide range of distance learning designs students.
This cloud seeks to promote discussion about what you think a Design Atelier is?
- What are the key attributes that make up a Design Atelier?
- What makes it so special?
- Is the nature of the physical space important? Should it be large and open or small and private?
- What type of teaching methods should be used?
- How can communication be used to support learning?
This link below takes you to a short video clip to prompt the discussion.
Your thoughts and views are most welcome.