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Design Thinking. Design Thinking Teacher Training Video // Part 2 of 2. Design Thinking Teacher Training Video // Part 1 of 2. Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking. Welcome to the’s Virtual Crash Course resource page!

Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

We know not everyone can make a trip to the to experience how we teach design thinking. So, we created this online version of one of our most frequently sought after learning tools. Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips below, we will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge.

If you choose to participate, in 90 minutes you will be taken through a full design cycle by participating in The Gift-Giving Project. This is a fast-paced project where participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to “redesign the gift-giving experience” for their partner. Through this experience we hope you will take away some of the basic principles of Design Thinking and start to adapt them into your personal and professional routines. Below, you will find three sections: IBM’s Design-Centered Strategy to Set Free the Squares. Photo Phil Gilbert is a tall man with a shaved head and wire-rimmed glasses.

IBM’s Design-Centered Strategy to Set Free the Squares

He typically wears cowboy boots and bluejeans to work — hardly unusual these days, except he’s an executive at , a company that still has a button-down suit-and-tie reputation. And in case you don’t get the message from his wardrobe, there’s a huge black-and-white photograph hanging in his office of a young Bob Dylan, hunched over sheet music, making changes to songs in the “Highway 61 Revisited” album. It’s an image, Mr. Gilbert will tell you, that conveys both a rebel spirit and hard work. Let’s not get carried away. IBM, like many established companies, is confronting the relentless advance of digital technology. Mr. Mr. Still, the IBM initiative stands out. Design Thinking. What is Design Thinking? Design Thinking - An Intro. An Introduction to Design Thinking (Part Two) In the constructivist-learning model, engagement and experience combine with immersive environments and self-organisation of knowledge to establish a context in which learning occurs naturally.

An Introduction to Design Thinking (Part Two)

Constructivism has since the time of Dewey become closely affiliated with Project Based Learning and yet despite years of efforts to refine the process the result does not always match the promise (Scheer, Noweski and Meinel. 2012). Scheer et al. argue that ‘Design Thinking’ is capable of providing the structure required for successful constructivist learning and the development of skills required for 21st century citizenship. ‘We want to fill that gap by proposing ‘Design Thinking’ as a meta-disciplinary methodology which offers teachers the needed support through a formalised process. Teachers, as facilitators of learning need to be equipped with up-to-date skills and tools to actually practice on the needed key competence learning.’ Promoting a Growth Mindset The Questions that Matter most.

Ten Things That Happen When Kids Engage in Design Thinking – John Spencer. Creativity and innovation have become buzzwords in education (though not as quite as trendy as hipster beards or skinny jeans).

Ten Things That Happen When Kids Engage in Design Thinking – John Spencer

It’s easy to look at the maker movement and write it off as yet another trend in education. But what if it’s not just a trend? What if it’s an idea whose time has come? For years, schools have been stuck in a one-size-fits-all factory model, where students passively consume content. But here’s the thing: kids aren’t widgets. This is why I love design thinking. What happens when kids become design thinkers? The following are some of the benefits I have noticed when kids engage in design thinking. They move from engaged to empowered. Design thinking prepares students for a creative life — whether that is in business, in the social or civic spaces, in the arts, or in engineering. Here are some free design thinking resources I’ve developed that you might find helpful:

What Is Design Thinking? 什麼是設計思考?(What is Design Thinking)