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Education

This page is the start of a resource bank for anyone teaching origami. More to come!

You can find some simple folds suitable for teaching here.

Educational books

Notes on Origami and Mathematics
By John Smith
An exploration in to using origami to teach the principles of mathematics. Includes some simple origami examples and two articles discussing approaches to using Origami in a teaching environment. Essential reading for teachers wishing to use origami to help explain mathematics.

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Origami in Education and Therapy
Proceedings of the First International Conference in Origami in Education and Therapy (COET '91).
Edited by John Smith
A wealth of articles on the use of Origami in these fields, with practical examples. A collection of papers from the first International Conference on Origami in Education and Therapy in 1991 known as COET '91

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British Origami Society Model Collection Autumn 2012

A convention booklet issued as part of the Origami and Education convention in 2012, including over 20 models.

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Apple SSD:Users:paulhanson:Desktop:Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 18.27.59.pngA Bibliography of Origami in Education and Therapy
By John Smith
A comprehensive index and review of books and papers discussing Origami in Education and Therapy. An essential resource for Teachers.

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Inspiration for Teaching Origami
By John Smith
A plethora of advice on how to teach and lean origami.

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Fun models for the beginner

Don’t fold under Pressure
Compiled by David Raynor
Aimed at the younger folder – Don’t fold under Pressure contains 21 simple models for a fun exploration into simple origami.

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Simple Origami: As featured in the Herald
Compiled by Penny Groom
Some models slightly more challenging than ‘Don’t fold under Pressure’ - the next best step to start exploring origami.

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History of Origami

Notes on the History of Origami
By John Smith
John Smith unfolds history, drawing upon the origins of paper making to historical links across the globe, including the use of origami by Lewis Carol, Shelly and; did Leonardo de Vinci really invent the paper aero plane as the cover suggests? Unfold this magnificent illustrated volume and discover the facts.

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History of Origami in Britain and the British Origami Society
By David Lister
David Lister is the undisputed historian of origami. In this new illustrated edition of his first published work, he explores the history of paper folding in Britain. It is a story about personalities, the meeting of many characters. Flowing from the folding of traditional forms to the exploration of a new wave or creativity in Europe, and the creation of the portfolio society. David explores the role of magician Robert Harbin in bringing origami to the masses and the emergence of the British origami society. David invites us to peal back the layers and unfold this wondrous tale of a simple piece of paper.

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Theoretical books

The following books are more suited to the experienced student who wish to explore the theory of origami.

Simplicity & Realism in Origami
By John Smith

A detailed thought provoking discussion on the subject of simplicity and realism in Origami.
This is a theoretical books and does not include any models.

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snowSnow
By John Smith
A deep inspirational journey into the world of mathematical origami symmetry. A must for everyone with an analytical mind.
This is a theoretical books and does not include any models.

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The Silver Rectangle
By John Cunliffe
A mathematical principle defined by the British Origami Society themselves. Discover the unique properties of the mathematical ratio of the Sliver Rectangle. Includes a number of models.

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Videos


Tom Hull on Education with Origami Part 1 - Teaching


Tom Hull on Education with Origami Part 2 - Research

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