EdSIG Futures of Design Education Webinar

This EdSIG Future of Design Education event, to be held on September 23rd, will present insights from a study about the informal pedagogy of the educational design studio by James Corazzo (Principal Lecturer in Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam University) and Layla Gharib (Educator and Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University).

According to the presenters, informal pedagogy means, 'the everyday routines and time spent undertaking design work outside of formal interactions with tutors and peers in and around the studio – students working at laptops, talking, moving around to see what is going on, making tea, looking, reading, laughing, cutting out or folding.'

Their study has identified five distinct functions of informal pedagogy: 'to organise, compare, socialise, perform and manage the design process.' The presenters will define and explain these functions from the perspective that the informal dimension of learning has a crucial yet under-acknowledged role in the development of design students.

Following the presentation, the audience will be invited to participate in a short workshop to explore, reflect and share the formal and informal learning aspects in their educational contexts.

Register for the event here.