The development and evolution of design education from secondary school to tertiary education

Yi Lin Wong, Kin Wai Michael Siu (Corresponding Author)

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Design education is interdisciplinary by nature and provides a platform for students to learn different knowledge and skills and then apply them to solve design problems. It is inspirational and innovative at many different educational levels. However, the curricula of design education may not be aligned at different levels. To investigate this issue, Hong Kong is chosen to be the case because of its uniqueness in the development of its design education. This chapter discusses this issue by reviewing the design curricula in secondary school education and tertiary education. This review provides an overview of how students learn design thinking and problem solving in design education. The problems of the transition from one curriculum to another are highlighted. It is suggested that better communication between the curriculum developers is needed to cultivate a smooth transition so that the students of design can enjoy a better learning experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Positive Scholarship for Global K-20 Education
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781522556688
ISBN (Print)1522556672, 9781522556671
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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