There's been a lot of buzz about Design Thinking in the education space lately, and with good reason.
What Is Design Thinking?
Design thinking is a human-centered problem-solving process to help students, teachers, and leaders identify needs through empathy and generate meaningful solutions. It fosters an open environment where people can harness their energy, excitement, and focus to produce solutions to their most critical challenges.
Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart recently spoke with Sandy Speicher, Managing Director, Education at IDEO, about design thinking for schools. Vander Ark writes, "Design thinking is as important for students as it is for teachers according to Speicher. (We agree and think the best prep for life with smart machines is using design thinking to navigate novelty and complexity.)"
Design thinking, however, isn't only for students. Schools need brave leaders and educators who are willing to take risks and employ new strategies to uncover creative ways to solve the complex problems they face.
We've been thinking a lot about Design Thinking and its potential for transforming education. Our Transformers have even developed brand new design thinking workshops to help you put these valuable tools to practice.
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