London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Fantasy design: children's work with design and imagination - a democratic process

Author(s) Henrik Bak  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2001  
Editor A. Ross, Learning for Democratic Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
Our surroundings are designed - even nature is often designed. The surroundings children live in are especially designed. The Nordic project Fantasi Design documents how pre-school and primary teachers can intensify the experience of children by work with design. By taking seriously designs created by children as a contribution to their immediate surroundings, teachers and other adults emphasise that children are an equal group in society. By acting with and in the design process, children clarify a part of their role in a democratic society. It is a challenge for teachers to use such an opportunity to help children to develop their understanding of democracy

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