Update.Design Education (U.DE) rejects traditional and opaque structures of learning and begins to explore transparent, open and collaborative modes of learning that create lasting value for students in a rapidly changing world. By creating more worldly students, this exhibition asks, how do we better prepare them for a competitive and increasingly globalised landscape where an undergraduate degree no longer guarantees entry.
Update.Design Education set out to scope and test future models of education, including the proposed U.DE model. In two phases we gained qualitative data about the education landscape in Australia, including how the last few decades have shaped current practitioners and graduates. In the first phase we held an interactive exhibition, generating descriptive and speculative models of education to date. Phase two followed up the learnings gathered from the models in a guided discussion with 8 participants from the design and education fields.