Transformation in Design Education: an analysis of the Keele Project

John Eggleston
1975, Vol. 7, No. 2,

Abstract


In the past decade a transformation has taken place in the school workshops. There has been an explosion of new activities; work in concrete and plastics joins work in wood and metal and productions range from land yachts to trolleys for spina bifida children.

Much of the change has been coordinated through the Schools Council Design and Craft Education Project which has been based at the University of Keele for the past five years with a budget of some £73,000. The Project has worked with teams of teachers in regional groups throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland developing new approaches to the use of materials. The work of the Project is .now appearing in an ambitious publishing project by Edward Arnold and the first volumes are already available; others follow throughout 1975 along with a range of filmstrips.


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