Design management education and work-based learning

Norman, C. and Jerrard, R.N. (2012) Design management education and work-based learning. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 11 (2). pp. 155-166. ISSN 1474273X (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article explores the high level of design management skills that can be acquired through work-based learning. Design domain work-based learning in business environments is described from the authors' research and experience in operating work-based learning contracts within a master's degree in Design Management at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. The authors' research was based on a sample of (work-based, learning contract) students' experiences over five years and involved the analysis of work submitted for assessment, with a view to evidencing the level of acquisition of key design management skills. A quantitative analysis of students' achievement is described, followed by a qualitative description of work-based learning within their companies. From the research evidence, a core of design management skills was detected within the work-based experience. © 2012 Intellect Ltd Article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design management skills, Learning contracts, Postgraduate, Qualitative analysis, Student experience, Work-based learning
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA34: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Fashion and Textiles
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 13:44
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2183

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