The design thinking process has been used in various organizations and contexts to devise creative, user-based solutions to complex problems. Design thinking can bridge the gap between theory and practice, support student outcomes such as empathy, reflection, and creativity, and encourage risk-taking and community engagement. The presenter will share design thinking activities and resources as well as share the results of a design thinking unit used in a graduate class to explore the question, "How might we create and lead more equitable schools?" Participants can explore how they might incorporate design thinking as a pedagogy in their courses and content.
Cieminski, Amie, "Design Thinking: A Pedagogy for Higher Education?" (2020). Teaching and Assessment Symposium. 3.