The VASE Pedagogical Framework: Teaching for Values in Design in Higher Education

Rikke Toft Nørgård, Eva Eriksson, Elisabet M. Nilsson, Daisy Yoo

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This chapter introduces and describes a pedagogical framework and resources supporting teachers in teaching for values in design. The pedagogical framework along with its teaching activities and resources was developed through the project Value Sensitive Design in Higher Education (VASE) to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in students across the Humanities and Sciences that help them become more responsible designers. The VASE pedagogical framework is built around three core competency pillars reflecting the identified central dimensions involved in teaching for values in design: 1) Ethics and Values, 2) Designers and Stakeholders, 3) Technology and Design, and provides teachers with a curriculum compass, a collection of 28 teaching activities and 12 assessment activities. The chapter presents this work as an inspirational repository for all teachers to explore, experiment with and integrate in their teaching for values in design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Design For Values : Concepts, Tools & Practices
EditorsRoberto Rocco, Amy Thomas, María Novas-Ferradás
Place of publicationDelft
PublisherTU Delft Open
Publication date9 Dec 2022
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6366-635-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2022


  • pedagogical framework
  • teaching activities
  • assessment activities
  • students as responsible designers
  • pedagogical design patterns
  • open educational resources


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