Contemporary Issues for Design and Innovation Studies

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Technology Education book series (CITE)


The aim of this chapter is to respond to the challenges set by the editors of this series: to stimulate debate and push boundaries in technology education. The sections are written in the form of vignettes for consideration and reflection by teachers and instructors. The beginning of each vignette places it within the context of the preceding chapters of the book and considers the implications for teaching. Suggestions for discussion and further study are offered after each vignette. The topics have been assembled from the author’s research into the management, theory, philosophy and teaching of design and innovation. They are grouped into two areas in line with the book’s taxonomy: practical considerations and principles affecting the underpinning of teaching design and innovation. The list is personal and by no means exhaustive. It is designed to provide a primer for debate among teachers, researchers and others interested in the topic. Furthermore, the chapter aims to contribute to a research agenda in order to provide an impetus for developing more detailed studies in the area.


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