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Design Thinking Seminar

Design Thinking in Education

Dr Gavin Melles on Design Thinking in Education

FHAD Learning Innovation Research Network (LIRN) Lunch Thursday 21st May 1-2pm AMDC912

You are invited to attend this week's LIRN Lunch Discussion Group at which Gavin Melles will discuss a recently completed book chapter, 'Problem Finding Through Design Thinking in Education', co-authored with Neil Anderson, Tom Barrett and Scott Thompson-Whiteside. 

From the Chapter Abstract:

Design thinking has become something of a buzz word in innovation discussions and has recently also invested occupied education spaces. In this chapter we briefly compare design thinking to problem-based learning
(PBL) and enquiry-based learning (EBL) approaches to problem solving in education before focusing on the  approach itself and current debates about its meaning and significance. This chapter focuses particular attention on the problem finding aspect of design thinking and its integration of creative methods for solving a range of tame to wicked problems in a variety of spaces. We ground our analysis in three environments of design thinking and five specific cases of application across education sectors from primary through to university. The examples focus on the generative potential of design thinking for all students and especially those from non-design disciplines. It is this capacity of design thinking to complement existing pedagogies and provide inspiration for change and innovation that is the strength of the model.

The chapter is available on the FHAD wiki.