British Council and the India Design Council jointly released ‘The Future of Design Education in India’ Report on 8 November 2016 at the hands of Mr Jo Johnson, UK Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.
The report envisages a strategic relationship between the UK and India design education sector to advance and lead the design pedagogy in the context of unfolding future, with a particular emphasis placed on the need to build capacity and capability, agree a framework for quality and standards and explore a range of blended learning opportunities to support internationalisation in both nations. A three part workshop series has been identified as a plan of action.
The Workshop Series
Three workshops will be convened in India to develop a shared knowledge and understanding each focusing and building on three strategic pillars:
- Curriculum Review and Design Careers
- Pedagogic Innovation, Research and Training (Quality and Standards framework)
- Research, Enterprise and Social Partnerships
Each workshop will reflect on the development of both future designers and design educators and academics. Each of the workshops will be independent of other and yet synchronized and will set a topic of enquiry and deliberate upon it with the sharing of experiences and ideas.