1. Why does Design Thinking make sense in education?

Designed thinking allows the student or child to broaden their creative skills and thinking, as well as their skills in technology, meaning designed thinking is using both creativeness and technology, and merging them together. It allows for students to learn the skills they need, and apply it to real life situations and experiences. Designed thinking also allows for problem solving skills and overcoming challenges.

Teachers are educating the future generation, who will be inheriting the earth of the future. Providing them with the skills to be innovative, resourceful and creative will assist in solving problems of the future.

2. Why is it important to consider Design Thinking as a scaffold for learning in 2017?

Tomorrow is the future. So why not integrate Design Thinking as a scaffold for learning now? Everyday, there is another problem affecting people of the world, that child in one of our classrooms could have the skills to assist in solving this problem. To provide them with the skills to encourage this type of pathway will be beneficial to the society of now and the future. While a scaffold for designed thinking for learning in 2017 is beneficial, considerations such as a changing world, therefore a changing scaffold are one of the considerations to take into account. Designed thinking is about adapting and innovating, so the curriculum and scaffold should follow the same concept.