Is Design a Plus? A dilemma of disciplines when implementing design into academic education

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Universities are increasingly implementing design into their education programmes across the humanities, social science, natural sciences and business schools. Through design, it can therefore be argued that academic education is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, implementing design along with the given academic discipline’s traditional curriculum. With design moving into other disciplines and schools of thought, the question arises as to what types of knowledge contribution can be identified and how can the established schools of thought comprehend a new type of knowledge contribution. In this paper, we will discuss an epistemological dilemma that occurred when implementing design into established humanistic education at Aalborg University, which is a problems-based learning (PBL) university. From our empirical observations, having implemented design into the humanistic curriculum, a series of educational dilemmas arose. We therefore pose, and later discuss, the following question: Can interdisciplinary universities with any fair claim expect their students to both create a constructive design contribution as well as a ‘classic’ academic contribution – or should the constructive design itself be acknowledged as a knowledge contribution?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelDesign for Next : Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference
RedaktørerLoredana Di Lucchio, Lorenzo Imbesi, Paul Atkinson
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato2017
Sider1130-1139
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-138-09023-1
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed12th European Academy of Design Conference - Rome, Italien
Varighed: 12 apr. 201714 apr. 2017
http://www.designfornext.org/

Konference

Konference12th European Academy of Design Conference
LandItalien
ByRome
Periode12/04/201714/04/2017
Internetadresse
NavnThe Design Journal
NummerSuppl. 1
Vol/bind20
ISSN1460-6925

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