Trials and trails: do HE design students need museum learning resources

Reynolds, Rebecca and Speight, Catherine (2008) Trials and trails: do HE design students need museum learning resources Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 7 (3). pp. 185-193. ISSN 1474-273X

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There is a lack of collaboration between universities and museums in supporting design students’ learning and a corresponding lack of targeted learning resources. This paper focuses on the ‘iGuides from StreetAccess’ project, which has involved the creation of 20 web-based trails for design students to access on PDAs at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It reports initial findings from the evaluation of two trails, detailing aspects of trail design and their possible usefulness to students. It suggests that such materials can encourage students to develop object-based learning skills - skills which design tutors may perceive as innate or best left to develop with a minimum of direction. It concludes that museums can usefully supply HE design students with guidance and suggest ways of engaging with its collections.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © 2008 Intellect
Uncontrolled Keywords: museum; trail; web; PDAs; design students; learning
Subjects: X000 Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
J000 Technologies > J900 Technology not classified elsewhere
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not classified elsewhere
Faculties: Faculty of Arts > School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Rebecca Reynolds
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 16:04

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