#DesignEducation

Design schools, the new schools for leadership and entrepreneurship

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Design schools have the chance to become the training institutions that produce the leaders of tomorrow, able to reconcile the economic and the social, and raise new questions about the notions of development and progress. Design is now a strategic discipline, in that reflections on future uses and innovation have become the driving force in …

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A new stake for students: learning to share

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Not that long ago in design schools, it wasn’t uncommon to see students hiding their drawings from their neighbor. Protecting an idea was probably a sort of prerequisite to proving its value: the revelation of a unique talent. This pretension makes us smile today for you only need to travel to a few international institutions …

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Design schools, the new incubators

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Western economies are looking for a new life, a new impulse. If States are now looking at ways of containing the debt crisis, of saving banks from bankruptcy, it is in the field of business and competitiveness that everything will unravel. Globalization and the competition of emerging economies have led to a complete economical reorganisation …

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Education: Design, Creativity and Knowledge

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The recent debates on the topic of education heating up in several countries across Europe, and particularly in France, are quite worrying. More than ever, the clash of civilizations, values and beliefs is taking on mammoth proportions and turning our routines, ways of thinking and comfort zones since the beginning of time upside-down. Philosopher Pierre-Jakez …

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“No MOOC (*)? You’re a moron (*)!”

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“MOOCs” are in. Every college and school across the board has one: “No MOOC? You’re a moron.” What lies in store for universities and select business, engineering, and scientific schools once every ounce of knowledge will be available 24/7 online? How can we prove who we are and from where we come when we can …

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Design: All-in-one and One-for-all

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AEF’s upcoming colloquium, “Arts, Design, Fashion: The New Frontier of Higher Education”*, has triggered discussion over the potential for transversality between Design schools and universities especially as creative disciplines in France have not traditionally been academic ones. Design has never been on the academic radar in France. Design studies on campus are few and far …

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Design school: the school for the managers of tomorrow

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In 1994, professors from HEC published a book entitled, “SCHOOL FOR THE MANAGERS OF TOMORROW.” Its focus was on pondering the changes in teachings, methods of learning, frameworks, and more generally, how the changes in the environment and with regard to responsibility would take precedence over the growing number of management and business schools as …

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