Open University Invitation for Design Educators

  • Alan Marshall Open University


Design and Craft Educators at the Open University

After dipping into the mysteries of the Open University computer recently, I was surprised to discover that there are some 500 craft and design teachers currently registered for courses which will lead to the award of a degree. Most of these teachers are working in the Faculty of Educational Studies or in the Faculty of Technology. It is hardly surprising then that a new course entitled 'Technology for Teachers' emerged from a realization on the part of the Deans of these two faculties that the Open University system might be a useful tool in helping those teachers who wish to make their curriculum more 'technological' in content. The story goes that this inspired thought came during a discussion over a pint of beer, but the reality of the situation is that the Deans were sensitive to the national concern for the development of technological literacy amongst youngsters.

How to Cite
MARSHALL, Alan. Open University Invitation for Design Educators. Studies in Design Education Craft & Technology, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, aug. 2009. ISSN 0305 766. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 may 2023.