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Presentation to ALEA 2017


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Our presentation to educators at the ALEA National Conference in 2017, DesignInSchools with a literacy focus.

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Presentation to ALEA 2017

  1. 1. Critical Literacy In Action The DesignInSchools Project Wendy Cave Faith Bentley Macquarie Primary School Mel Edwards Justin Barrie Design Managers Australia
  2. 2. Over 30 years of literacy inspiration
  3. 3. Over 30 years of design evolution Buchanan’s Orders of Design
  4. 4. Literacy and Design – the same goals? More than reading and writing Making sense for social change
  5. 5. Putting the theory into practice - DesignInSchools • An award winning project • A paper • An ongoing collaboration • A lasting literacy legacy
  6. 6. What did they create?
  7. 7. What they created as literacy outcomes Purpose Writing Form To record feelings, observations Interview notes, observation notes, surveys. To describe Drawings, personal research notes, success statements. To inform or advise Design Solutions. To persuade Design Specification. To clarify thinking Analysis themes and solution names. To explore and maintain relationships with others Group research, creation of the Implementation Team. To predict or hypothesise Research questions, prototyping, testing, data creation and collection. To make comparisons Data analysis – benchmarking v with prototypes in place. To command or direct Solution recommendations, physical prototypes. To amuse or entertain Brainstorm prototypes – the tooth brushing task.
  8. 8. How did they make meaning?
  9. 9. What was it like? The Principal’s perspective, Q&A
  10. 10. What is the legacy? The educator’s perspective, Q&A
  11. 11. The outcome? Didactic Constructive COLLABORATIVE LITERACY
  12. 12. Thanks! Wendy Cave Faith Bentley @wendy_cave Mel Edwards Justin Barrie @DMA_Canberra
  13. 13. Workshop Activity – what is a complex problem in your school