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Gutman Library Book Talk - Introduction to Design Education: Theory, Research, and Practical Applications for Educators

Monday, October 2, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gutman Library
Open to the public, Book Talk, Presentation,

Please register: bit.ly/IntroDesignEd

This practical, engaging book offers design educators a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to design education and pedagogy in higher education. Featuring instructional strategies and case studies from diverse design disciplines, including fashion design, architecture, and industrial design, from both the US and abroad, award-winning author Steven Faerm contextualizes design pedagogy with student development—a critical component to fostering successful teaching, optimal learning, and student success in this ever-evolving industry.

Features include the following:

  • Advanced pedagogical methods and strategies to improve design students’ learning, holistic development, and design school experience.
  • Insights into the changing nature of the design industries and future challenges faced by design educators within higher education, and how design programs can be strengthened to better respond to these challenges.
  • A range of practical, flexible teaching methods and pedagogical techniques that design educators can easily adapt to their own settings.
  • Diverse international case studies and interviews with thought leaders in design, design education, and higher education. 

Written by a leading educator in fashion design, Faerm offers educators, school leaders, and administrators the context and skills to understand the evolving nature of the design industry and design education, and to improve design students’ learning and design school experience.

Author Steven Faerm, Ed.M.’15, is Associate Professor of Fashion at Parsons School of Design. He will be introduced by Karen Brennan, the Timothy E. Wirth Professor of Practice in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and he will be joined in conversation by Katherine C. Boles, Ed.D.'91, Senior Lecturer on Education (1995-2018) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education


Contact myanne_krivoshey@gse.harvard.edu if you have questions/requests regarding accessibility. Learn about future events at https://www.gse.harvard.edu/library/book-talks

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Myanne Krivoshey