Module 6: Design Thinking

Why does Design Thinking make sense in education?

Design thinking allows students to solve complex problems. It is a method used in order to meet students needs as everyone thinks differently. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians states that education aims to raise the capability and productivity in the users of technology for success in learning in their future studies. Design thinking allows students to think creatively, innovatively and resourcefully which will grant them with the success they need in the future.

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

It is important to consider design thinking as a scaffold as it impacts on students educational development. Design thinking gets students engaged as it draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be — and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user. If these design principles are applied, students will see success in their own work and they will dramatically improve.


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