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Taking Design Thinking to School

How the Technology of Design Can Transform Teachers, Learners, and Classrooms

Edited by Shelley Goldman, Zaza Kabayadondo

© 2017 – Routledge

238 pages | 34 B/W Illus.

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Description

Design thinking is a method of problem-solving that relies on a complex set of skills, processes and mindsets that help people generate novel solutions to problems. Taking Design Thinking to School: How the Technology of Design Can Transform Teachers, Learners, and Classrooms uses an action-oriented approach to reframing K-12 teaching and learning, examining interventions that open up dialogue about when and where learning, growth, and empowerment can be triggered. While design thinking projects make engineering, design, and technology fluency more tangible and personal for a broad range of young learners, their embrace of ambiguity and failure as growth opportunities often clash with institutional values and structures. Through a series of in-depth case studies that honor and explore such tensions, the authors demonstrate that design thinking provides students with the agency and compassion that is necessary for doing creative and collaborative work, both in and out of the classroom. A vital resource for education researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, Taking Design Thinking to School brings together some of the most innovative work in design pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Bernard Roth

SECTION I. DESIGN THINKING AND ITS EMERGENCE IN K-12 EDUCATION

Chapter 1. Taking Design Thinking to School: How the Technology of Design Can Transform Teachers, Learners, and Classrooms

Shelley Goldman and Zaza Kabayadondo

Chapter 2. The Culture of Practice: Design-Based Teaching and Learning

Meredith Davis and Deborah Littlejohn

Chapter 3. A Praxis Model for Design Thinking: Catalyzing Life Readiness

Christelle Estrada and Shelley Goldman

 

SECTION II. YOUNG DESIGNERS—K-12 STUDENTS TAKE ON DESIGN THINKING

 

Chapter 4. Design Partners in Schools: Encouraging Design Thinking Through Cooperative Inquiry

Mona Leigh Guha, Brenna McNally and Jerry Alan Fails

Chapter 5. Taking Design Thinking to East, West, and Southern Africa: Key Lessons from Global Minimum’s Student Innovation Programs

Desmond Mitchell and Mathias Esmann

Chapter 6. Capturing Middle School Students' Understandings of Design Thinking

Shelley Goldman, Molly B. Zielezinski, Tanner Vea, Stephanie Bachas-Daunert, Zaza Kabayadondo

Chapter 7. Adapting the User-Centered Design Framework for K-12 Education: The Riverside School Case Study

Mohanram Gudipati and Kiran Bir Sethi

 

SECTION III. DESIGN THINKING AS A CATALYST FOR REIMAGINING EDUCATION

 

Chapter 8. Build It In from the Start: A New School’s Journey to Embrace Design Thinking

Susie Wise

 

Chapter 9. ResponsiveDesign: Scaling out to transform educational systems, structures and cultures

Ralph Cordova, Ann Taylor, Phyllis Balcerzak, Michelle Whitacre and Jeffery Hudson

Chapter 10. Teachers as Designers of Context-Adaptive Learning Experience

Zanette Johnson

Chapter 11. To Succeed, Failure Must Be An Option

David Kwek

 

Chapter 12. Empathy in STEM Education

Kathy Liu Sun

 

 

SECTION IV. INSPIRING TEACHING: DESIGN THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM

Chapter 13. Professional Development That Bridges the Gap Between Workshop and Classroom Through Disciplined Improvisation

Jennifer Knudsen and Nicole Schectman

Chapter 14. The Materiality of Design in E-Textiles

Verily Tan, Anna Kuene, and Kylie Peppler

Chapter 15. Finding Your Fit: Empathy, Authenticity, and Ambiguity in the Design Thinking Classroom

Molly B. Zielezinski

Chapter 16. Analyzing Materials in Order to Find Design Opportunities for the Classroom

Charlie Cox, Xorman Apedoe, Eli Silk, and Christian Schunn

 

Chapter 17. Developing Powerful, Portable Design Thinking: The Innovators’ Compass

Ela Ben-Ur

About the Editors

Shelley Goldman is Professor of Education, Learning Sciences, and Technology Design at Stanford University.

Zaza Kabayadondo is Co-director of the Design Thinking Initiative at Smith College, a pilot program to reimagine liberal arts education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU007000
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDU029030
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
EDU039000
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development