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Ramar och reflektion: Om designprocessen som didaktiskt alternativ
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

By studying literature concerning design, didactics and reflection, and complementing those explorations with interviews with experienced design educators, this thesis challenges the idea of aesthetic media education being purely aesthetic in its characteristics. Drawing from their own experiences as a media aesthetics educator and an industrial designer, the two authors argue that the work flow used within most fields of design, commonly known as the design process, might provide a suitable didactic alternative to a field of education lacking relevant methodology. The literature study offers a better understanding of the design process and how it may be defined and viewed within an educational context. The interviews provide a more practical insight into the world of design education. The result shows that the design process as a didactical method theoretically offers both elements of critical thinking as well as direction and frames for students lacking aesthetic and artistic experience. One conclusion is that the design process, given its similarities to John Dewey’s educational theories, shares a fundamental and close relation to the didactics of aesthetic education; suggesting that an implementation of named process into education could be realized without any significant problems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 45 p.
Keyword [sv]
media, estetik, designprocess, reflektion, didaktik
National Category
Educational Sciences Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56640OAI: diva2:536385
Subject / course
Examensarbete för lärarexamen
Educational program
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-24 Created: 2012-06-21 Last updated: 2012-06-24Bibliographically approved

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