In this presentation we consider deeply rooted notions of craftsmanship, to revive a long-standing model for learning centered upon the relationship between the master and the apprentice. This model, predicated on a deep understanding of the importance of craft and its values, foregrounds the need to develop a rounded person – in short, to craft an individual. We consider the journey one takes from apprentice to master paying particular emphasis to the notion of the journeyman – or ‘geselle’ – a practitioner learning from many masters, shaping their future as they aspire towards the position of ‘master craftsman’.
The Standardistas are lecturers in interactive design at the University of Ulster at Belfast where they have been active in promoting a web standards-based curriculum for almost a decade. In addition to being practicing designers and digital artists, Christopher Murphy and Nicklas Persson are also the authors of the seminal beginners guide “HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions: A Web Standardistas’ Approach”, have had their work featured in a variety of design books and magazines and are regular speakers at conferences and workshops worldwide.
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