!orthodoxies in multidisciplinary design-oriented degree programmes

Sosa, R
Connor, AM
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International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 2015

In recent years there has been a rapid expansion of multidisciplinary degree programmes offered by Universities around the globe, with many being classified as design orientated or using the title Creative Technologies. This paper investigates one such degree programme and compares it to other discipline based programmes with which it overlaps. To obtain an understanding of the programmes, each is mapped in to Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning so that a comparison of the nature of the programmes can be made independently from the content. This analysis suggests that the multidisciplinary programme is in many ways an orthodox recombination of disciplinary approaches that potentially produces challenges in organising and structuring content so as to provide depth as well as breadth of coverage. This paper concludes with some open questions regarding curriculum development of design orientated, multidisciplinary degrees.

Design education; Curriculum design; Multidisciplinarity
International Association of Societies of Design Research IASDR 2015 held at QUT, 2015-11-02 to 2015-11-05, published in: Interplay 2015
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