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Education and sustainable development: a new context for design

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posted on 19.11.2015 by Rhoda Trimingham, Ksenija Kuzmina, T.A. Bhamra
The subject matter of design is the one that concerns itself with change and alternative resolutions (Buchanan, 1995). Increasingly design problems are issue-led with an emerging metaissue of sustainable development (SD) (Fuad-Luke, 2009). This paper discusses the issue of SD in the context of public services in the UK as an opportunity for design. As there is a great diversity in the context, organizational complexity, design and delivery of public services, the focus is on the UK primary education. UNESCO (2009) identified education to be critical in promoting SD and for schools to become ‘centres of expertise and innovation’ in the area. A non mandatory goal from the government and the lack of clarity in definition of SD (Bourn, 2005) leaves schools without strategic incentive for change. The preliminary findings from the interviews of six case studies presented in this paper will seek to explore and identify characteristics and current approaches to SD in the UK schools. The findings will become a foundation for discussion of the role of design within this new context.
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Design Activism and Social Change Conference Online proceedings of Design Activism and Social Change Conference

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TRIMINGHAM, R.L., KUZMINA, K. and BHAMRA, T.A., 2011. Education and sustainable development: a new context for design. IN: Design Activism and Social Change Conference, Barcelona, Sept. 7-10th.

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This is an Open Access Conference Paper. It is published by Design History Society under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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