learning & design

From shelfware to wetware: where next for design research?

(In December 2002 I chaired a seminar in London, organised by the Design Council, which brought together 100 academics, designers and business people to discuss: “how to get the most out of academic design knowledge”. Here are some half-formed thoughts (Philip Tabor) on the points that arose) Designers and companies tend to understand ‘design research’ […]

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New geographies of learning

How technology is altering the terrain of teaching. I rashly agreed to give a lecture to several hundred university teachers in Amsterdam….(This is the text of a speech given on September 6th, 2000, at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam). I am most grateful – and not a little intimidated – by your invitation to give this […]

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Experimental school environments

Slides used in my lecture to an expert meeting at the European Commission in Brussels in 1999. BE CRITICAL, BE HUMBLE (1) * ICT is not content – it is a tool * teachers are extremely suspicious of machines * they are right to be so (radio, film, tv, VCRs, PCs) * not to mention, […]

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