Educating curious, young minds about the power of design is our mission. With an ever changing future it is crucial, more than ever, that we educate our young about how to create a better world with design principles.

Through Design Emergency and exhibition resources, we have developed a comprehensive learning experience that any teacher, learning facilitator or student can incorporate into their curriculum. Syllabus ideas include classroom activities, workshops, video resources, education kits, audio stories, and more.

Find out more about which resources you might be interested in and about how ADC can help with your learning curriculum.

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Education kits

What is Design Emergency?

How to bring design into the classroom

Audio & Video Resources

Object Therapy on Vimeo

Clay Intersections on Vimeo

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the future on Vimeo

CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade on Vimeo

Hyperclay: Contemporary Ceramics on Vimeo

Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design on Vimeo

Australian Design Centre on Vimeo

Audio Stories & Talks on Soundcloud

Design Thinking

Discover Design - London Design Museum has a fantastic online resource called Discover Design that will stimulate critical and creative approaches to design

Cooper Hewitt - New York Design Museum Cooper Hewitt has a selection of learning resources and lesson plans

MAD - New York's Museum of Art & Design has a vast selection of learning resource materials with specially designed lesson plans

TED Talks

Sir Ken Robinson's "Do schools kill creativity?" - An entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity

Tim Brown's Tales of Creativity & Play - Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play

Janine Benyus' Biomimicry in Action - Benyus has a message for inventors: when solving a design problem, look to nature first

William McDonough's Cradle to Cradle Design - Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."