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Design Thinking for Every Classroom
A Practical Guide for Educators

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ISBN 9780367221331
September 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Designed to apply across grade levels, Design Thinking for Every Classroom is the definitive teacher’s guide to learning about and working with design thinking. Addressing the common hurdles and pain points, this guide illustrates how to bring collaborative, equitable and empathetic practices into your teaching. Learn about the innovative processes and mindsets of design thinking, how it differs from what you already do in your classroom, and steps for integrating design thinking into your own curriculum. Featuring vignettes from design thinking classrooms alongside sample lessons, assessments and starter activities, this practical resource is essential reading as you introduce design thinking into your classroom, program or community.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Design Thinking and Why Teach It?

Part 1. Parts of the Design Process

1. Exploring the Problem Space

2. Empathizing

3. Brainstorming

4. Prototyping Cycles

Part 2. Design Thinking in the Classroom

5. Design A La Carte: How You Can Get Started Today

6. Teaching a Design Challenge

7. Bringing Design Thinking to Your School or District

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Shelley Goldman has taught elementary and middle grades, founded three schools, developed STEM curriculum and technology, and is currently Professor at Stanford University, USA.

Molly B. Zielezinski works in partnership with technology companies, K-12 schools, districts, and research organizations, supporting continuous improvement by leveraging best practices from many years of research and practice in K-12.