Changes in the technological aspects and facilities of design education: A case study of hong kong

Kin Wai Michael Siu, Yi Lin Wong

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Technological literacy is required of all in the 21st century. Given its close relationship with technology, design education is fundamental to teaching children and young adults how to understand technology. This paper provides a historical review of the development of design education in Hong Kong. This development is found to be closely connected with a number of historical events, the development of the economy, industry, society, and the educational policies of the Hong Kong government. Furthermore, the history of design education shows that the value of current technological practices and facilities corresponds to the societal needs of the time, reflecting the value of past and present practices in design education. It is hoped that this historical review and discussion of past and present practices will provide insights for optimising the role of design education in the contemporary world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-59
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011


  • Design education
  • Historical review
  • Hong kong
  • Technological literacy
  • Technology elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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