Skill Share: Constructing the Social through Sharing of Skills
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design Strategies
Course Number: PSDS 2402
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Education
  • Design
Description:
The course will explore models of teaching and learning for empowerment and how skills can be traded and bartered to build, sustain and amplify communities, re-locating agency, supporting values, like respect, abundance, and response-ability. Challenging current notions of success and value, the course sets out to re-value the worth of skills, sharing and collaborative co-creation and co-production to make better use of the human capital we have abundantly available to us. One of the tools we will focus on is clear and effective communication skills. Students will re-examine the history of the Shakers and other craft communities, the journeyman traditions of trades and transferable operational models for training outside the regimes of traditional education.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.
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Open to Undergraduate students.