TRACEY - syntax of mark and gesture - editorial
Lecturer, Department of Design Innovation,Open University.
It has been twenty eight years since Bruce Archer identified a tripartite structure in education where a third competence, equivalent in value to numeracy and literacy, was highlighted. In his paper The Three R's (1976) he appealed for a recognition of skills and knowledge founded on 'sensibility, invention, validation and implementation'. Archer was keen to promote the broad competence of 'modelling', by which he was referring to cognitive as well as practical capabilities, but he recognised that drawing was fundamental to this. He recognised that drawing not only enabled individuals to externalise the results of creative thought but also that developing confidence and competence with drawing extended the very capacities which provided the material for communication. [Ler mais...]