Title

Effective and engaging curriculum that challenges and motivates visual arts and design students in today's knowledge economy

Date of this Version

1-1-2012

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

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Birt, J. (2012). Effective and engaging curriculum that challenges and motivates visual arts and design students in today's knowledge economy. In K. Wood, D. Knight, & S. Kinash (Eds.). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning @ Bond, Volume 2 (pp. 160-167). Gold Coast, Queensland: Office of Teaching and Learning, Bond University.

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ISBN

9781922183026

Abstract

Extract

Today's knowledge economy requires students to comprehend current theory and practice across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Students studying Computer Games and Multimedia at Bond University are in the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty. While traditionally studying visual arts, design and culture, rapid changes in the industry require the students to multi skill with technology and computing to remain competitive. Research in learning styles theory suggests that each individua learner has an inclination towards a particular multifaceted modality for learning be that in the Arts (Rourke & O'Connor, 2009) or Computing (Cagiltay,2008). This poses challenges and significant creative opportunities in aligning course curriculum and pedagogy with student outcomes, industry standards and imperatives.

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