International Journal of Art & Design Education

Curriculum Development in Art and Design Education: a Personal View

Volume 3.3   1984



Presents a view of curriculum development in art and design education based on the author's experience of the Schools Council Project 'Art and the Built Environment' as one of the co-directors of the project. The other co-director was Ken Baynes, Head of the Design Education Unit at the Royal College of Art. Accounts for nine years of involvement in curriculum change, beginning with the 'Front Door Project' based at Pimlico School in London and monitored by Baynes as part of his research into the role of Design in general education. Particular reference is made to the inter-professional working parties of teachers, architects and planners which were a special feature of the project in its final two years. Highlights the effective collaboration which took place across education sectors, across subjects and between various agencies.