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Cassim, Fatima – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2020
This article introduces playful learning as part of the decolonising project at institutes of higher learning in South Africa with specific reference to the discipline of communication design. Not only does the article interrogate the content of design education, specifically design for development, but more specifically the way that design for…
Descriptors: Play, Learning Processes, Communications, Design
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Haese, Adrie; Costandius, Elmarie; Oostendorp, Marcelyn – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
There exists an abundance of literature on the use of wordless picturebooks in literacy development, yet very little research exists on their use in the South African context. South Africa is facing what researchers have referred to as a 'national crisis of reading'. Only 5 per cent of parents read with their children, as a result, many children…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction
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Costandius, Elmarie; Rosochacki, Sophia; le Roux, Adrie – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2014
The social transformation required in a democratic South Africa can only be achieved through the transformation of perceptions and attitudes. This article argues that community interaction can play an important role not only in raising the level of societal awareness of students, but also in the development of a symbiotic relationship between an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Social Change, Art Education
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Giloi, Susan; du Toit, Pieter – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2013
This article provides an overview of the current trends in assessment practice within the field of graphic design. The demands placed on educators to apply sound assessment practice for Higher Education subjects is as intense in the field of graphic design as in any other. Forcing the assessment of creative visual work into existing assessment…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Design, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Cassim, Fatima – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2013
Today the changing nature of design practice and the role of design within a widening domain indicate that the survival of design as a profession may depend less on traditional design education and more on responding strategically to contemporary changes, influenced by ethical and environmental issues as well as technological advancements. As a…
Descriptors: Design, Thinking Skills, College Students, Student Projects